The many reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn’t resign Le’Veon Bell

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Finding a serviceable replacement wouldn’t be that difficult.

The Steelers offense is very talented, and they do not need a top back to successful. Deangelo Williams proved in 2015 that another running back can be successful when he averaged four, and a half yards per carry on two hundred touches.

The team has a solid offensive line, a future Hall of Famer at quarterback, and one of the top receiving corps in the NFL. The offensive cast available makes it likely that any serviceable back could have success on this team.

The team drafted James Conner in the third round last year in case they couldn’t strike a deal with Bell. He showed flashes in limited playing time last year, and could possibly step into a lead back role. It would be a waste of a valuable pick to never give Conner his shot, and I believe he has the talent to be successful.

I do not expect the team to take to the free agent running back market, but there are options available. Dion Lewis is one unrestricted free agent who has similar versatility to Bell who only has 329 career carries. Carlos Hyde is another very talented back with less wear on his body than Bell.

Other options in free agency include Jeremy Hill, and Orleans Darkwa. Hill proved early in his career that he can be a workhorse back, although he has declined in recent years. Darkwa finally got his shot last season with the Giants, and made the most of it becoming the teams lead back. I would prefer, however, if the Steelers looked to the draft rather than signing Hill or Darkwa.