Le’Veon Bell could well be looking ahead to next year and what he hopes will be a huge contract, likely not with the Steelers. Obviously, the Bell owners who also have Conner are in a solid position and don’t have much about which to worry, except perhaps the possibility of a timeshare if/when Bell returns. The Conner owner looking to get a lock on the Steelers’ backfield should be expected to pay a prettier penny for Bell, at least in theory. Or to put it another way, I’d lowball the Bell owner and be perfectly happy not to weaken my roster elsewhere. By the same token, if I’m a Bell owner, I’m looking to move him while he still has that high-RB2/low-RB1 cachet.
Source: Washington Post September 13, 2018 13:14 UTC