As tension rises between Le & # Veon Bell and the Steelers, the Colts find themselves in an interesting position again. They have a dynamic new head coach who has demonstrated the ability to plan and use the running game. They have a quarterback who is healthy and has the potential to be a top 5 QB in the league, and they have a remarkably wide receiver in T.Y. Hilton.
On the offensive side of the ball they have a lot for them. What they do not have is a proven talent in the running back position. While there is a lot of potential for people like Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins, they are still unknown at the time. Mack spent his first season with a tattered labrum. The other two are rookies and it's just not known what they have to offer. Robert Turbin, the most proven back, faces a 4-fold suspension.
Given this information, it would make sense if the Colts answered the phone and asked the Steelers some questions. If you have not seen the latest, it's up to Bell:
Just to make it clear:
Steelers' bid for Le Veon Bell averaged $ 13.3 million a year last year
] Steelers' offer for him averaged $ 15 million a year this year.
But Bell does not think he should be paid as an RB; he believes that he should be paid as an elite offensive weapon.
– Adam Schefter July 17, 2018
While this looks exactly like Bell wants a ton of money, it's not unreasonable for him to think he it deserves. In his time with the Steelers, Bell has an average of 1067 yards per season, 7 rushing touchdowns, 1.4 touchdowns and 1,599 yards of scrimmage. Part of me thinks, though that's impressive, it does not look completely like a production worth the money it demands.
That's until you realize that he broke his MCL and missed 10 games in 2015, which is taking his average way down. When he moved out this season, his lowest production took place his freshman year, where he only had [1459yearsofcrimmageandtouchdownshowdidTYHiltonhave8touchdowns?Ifyourreachingswouldn'twantyoucouldn'treferredcomfortablecombinations/runningbackthereisntanyplayerinNFLdersodangerouslikeLe&#VeonBell
There are some problems here, not least because of his actions and the emphasis he has placed on both the youth and on the delicate balance in the dressing room. I'm not sure if Chris Ballard ever really thinks about trading for Bell. His acquisition would immediately make him the second highest player in the team, which could lead to problems. In addition, Bell is 26 years old and was heavily used . This means that he is at the peak in terms of expectations as a runner or may even be behind him.
Buttocks have little history more than this age, and while Bell might still be very valuable for the next 3-4 years as part of part of an offense, nobody pays that kind of money for a man who not essentially the heart of it.
Ballard desires his draft picks and he certainly will not trade fortunes if he can not work out a reasonable deal with Bell. While I appreciate what a successful player he has been, it's hard to see Ballard making more than a 2-3-year deal with him that may or may not satisfy Bell. It must also be remembered that Bell would not simply cost the price of his new and exorbitant contract. There is also the question of what kind of compensation the Steelers would want in the trade.
While there are many contract hurdles, it is undeniable that if they could be worked out, Bell would be an irresistible addition to Colts offense. With a revised offensive line and the tandem of T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck, Bell could most likely seamlessly step out of the Steelers' system and into one with the Colts, which would allow him to continue to produce and open the storyline for Hilton and allow a much more deadly attack. The thought is pretty exciting and would definitely improve the Colts offensive in the next 2-3 years.
So, what do you think?
Assuming you could work out the contract details, would you like that Le Veon Bell is a Colt?
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