The Steelers are currently prepping to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Sunday, but the big story that came out yesterday was about Le’Veon Bell.
In a conversation with ESPN, Bell recently noted that he would consider retiring or sitting out the 2018 season if the team placed the franchise tag on him once again.
The 25-year-old Bell is currently playing under the $12.1-million franchise tag tender he signed this past summer. One of the league’s most dominant backs, the Michigan State product is coming off a 2017 campaign that saw him put up 1,946 total yards and 11 touchdowns in 15 games.
Of course, those numbers may very well be because he sat out the preseason unhappy about that franchise tag.
In any case, Bell has since returned the focus to him and his team tweeting this after the story broke yesterday:
“I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. I can care less about what happens after this season. My biggest thing I’m focused on is this team I’m on right now, playing for/with my brothers, & bringing back a 7th ring! What happens next year is irrelevant to my goals.”
Of course, if he achieves his goal of a Super Bowl in February. It will be easier for him to achieve that goal of a long-term deal in March. Let's hope so...anyway!