6 Steelers make Pro Football Focus’s All-Decade team
Le’Veon Bell: 92nd
Le’Veon Bell had a really productive run with the Steelers, but his career in Pittsburgh was short-lived. The former 2013 second-round pick by Pittsburgh struggled to get things going as a rookie but caught fire in his second season.
Here’s what Monson had to say about Bell’s selection to the 2010s All-Decade team:
92. RB LE’VEON BELL
"Quickly becoming a cautionary tale as to the dependency of running backs on their situation, Le’Veon Bell was nevertheless a legitimate game-changing back for the majority of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has still yet to earn an overall PFF grade under 70.0 for a season, and his unique style of patient running worked in perfect harmony with the Steelers’ run-blocking to allow him to dominate. His receiving skills are among the best in the league at his position, and at his best, he has been arguably the best back in football. We may never see that player again unless the New York Jets can significantly turn their fortunes around, but this list will remember those seasons."
From 2014-2017, Bell made two All-Pros and 3 Pro Bowls with the Steelers and had three seasons of over 1,200 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards during that span. In 2018, he held out the entire sesaon, and his performance with the Jets last year was really underwhelming.
Other running backs ahead of him on this list include Marshawn Lynch (29th), Adrian Peterson (35th), and Jamaal Charles (86th).