The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t going to give Le’Veon Bell $14 million a year? Because he isn’t worth it? That’s what one Pittsburgh reporter is claiming.
Le’Veon Bell is certainly worth his franchise tag, maybe more. He wasn’t worth $17 million, and people made it known. But since reports surfaced that he’s only looking for $14.5 million per season, just about everyone has jumped on the sign Bell bandwagon.
That is but one Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer, who claims the running back isn’t worth $14 million, because he doesn’t make his teammates better, but is made better by them.
Yes, that’s true. Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown do make Bell better. But there is no way you’re saying he doesn’t make them. Noah and John explain exactly why Le’Veon is worth every penny the Steelers haven’t given him yet.
That’s the other problem. Bell has dropped his number to a reasonable price. Even if the rookie talent is strong, the Steelers don’t want to enter a third offseason looking for a long-term deal. They better make the next three weeks count if they want Bell around after 2018.
What’s holding them back, though? Something has to be. John, as usual, doesn’t believe there’s anything stopping the two sides. Noah may not agree.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now a man down for Week 3. Jamies Winston is suspended the first three games for violating the NFL’s code of conduct policy. How does this effect his standing around the league? And will the suspension actually stand until Week 3?
The Steelers offseason about to enter a whole new phase. The excitement is only starting. Stay tuned for more action, all covered by the Still Curtain Podcast.