Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Le'Veon Bell says next year is 'irrelevant' after franchise tag comments

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell says he'd consider sitting out season, retiring if he's franchise tagged for second straight season Le'Veon Bell threatens retirement in 2018 if tagged again
Hilda Schwartz | 13 January, 2018, 00:55

"I hope it doesn't come to that, but I would definitely consider it", he said before Thursday's practice.

Bell's franchise tag number next year would be about $14.5 million, which isn't insane for a player of his talent level.

Just what the Pittsburgh Steelers needed before their first playoff game this season: Le'Veon Bell making threats about being franchise tagged again. He also caught 85 passes for 655 yards and two TDs. But for the Steelers it could net them more now than it would letting him walk as a free agent this offseason and possibly earning a compensatory pick (likely a third-rounder) in 2019. "I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at".

"I've made a lot of money, I'm happy where I'm at, I've got a good family - I don't really need to play football", Bell told ESPN. He said he would have no trouble sitting out the 2018 campaign.

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First of all, we're going to assume that Bell meant that he "couldn't care less". Given the short career spans of National Football League ball-carriers, Bell, who will turn 26 in February, could be running out of chances to truly cash in. Teams can tag a player between February 20 and March 6, after which they would have until July 16 to work out a long-term deal. Before any contract negotiations start, however, the Steelers and Bell face the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers - who face the Jaguars in the Divisional Round Sunday afternoon - would have to tag Bell between February 20 and March 6, leaving them until July 16 to work out a multi-year deal. "Right now, I'm just kind of doing it because I love it". If Pittsburgh does go the distance this year, nothing tends to stretch a team's pockets more than coming off a Super Bowl win the year before. These comments went viral, and Bell took to Twitter in an attempt to defuse the situation.

Well, after a career full of highlight reels and plenty of talent left in the tank, Bell is looking for money.

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