The Pittsburgh Steelers have changed their mind and according to Adam Schefter, they’re now willing to trade running back Le’Veon Bell. An interesting turn of events that comes just hours after Bell sent out a tweet about being taken for granted.
sometimes a simple “thank you” can go a long way…I feel like too many ppl take me for granted…
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) September 23, 2018
Via Pro Football Talk:
A willingness to listen to trade offers is the first step in what would be a complicated process. Before Bell could be traded, he’d have to sign with the Steelers. And he has made it clear he’s not interested in signing a franchise tender that pays him $855,000 per week.
So what could be done? Despite the common misconception that the inability to sign Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal means that it’s the franchise tender or nothing for 2018, Bell could actually sign for more than the base rate of his tender. To get him to sign and show up, what will it take?
For any team that wants him, the question becomes what does Bell want and what does the Steelers want? Both must be satisfied before a trade could happen.
Whatever it takes to get him on the field. Football needs the NFL’s best running back on the field and so do fantasy football owners.