As many expected, a long-term deal between the Pittsburgh Steelers and star running back Le’Veon Bell did not get struck prior to Monday’s deadline.
Bell had reportedly been seeking what would be close to quarterback pay and the Steelers were not willing to commit to that. Now, he is slated to earn $14.5 million on the franchise tag.
From already predicting where Bell will land in 2019, to naming his replacement, to the fantasy football fallout, let’s see what the Twitter world thinks about Bell and his long-term contract dilemma.
Le’Veon Bell didn’t get that contract extension, is he really gonna sit out? pic.twitter.com/4nfxsgxNgV
— Øskiē (@PrynceMaldy) July 16, 2018
I'm a huge Le'Veon Bell fan, and I can't understand what more he could want in this situation. He's had off field issues and previous injuries. $13.3 million+ sounds like a good offer considering all that. I get what Le'Veon is asking for, but I mean come on… https://t.co/0FGvV3ohs6
— JonnyBr4vo (@JonnyBr4vo) July 16, 2018
"From Le'Veon Bell's agent Adisa Bakari: "His intention was to retire as a Steeler. But now that there's no deal, the practical reality is, this now likely will Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."
More: "It became clear the Steelers wanted to pay the position, not the player.""
— Fantasy Plus (@FantasyPlus_) July 16, 2018
@Steelers should not overpay Le'Veon Bell. Give him the franchise tag, run him into the ground and let someone else have him next year.
— Perfect Fit Athletic (@PerfectFitAR) July 16, 2018
— Darth Blount 47 (@DarthBlount47) July 16, 2018
the steelers didn’t give le’veon bell his deal because they know they can’t beat the warriors anyway
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) July 16, 2018
Le’Veon Bell just became a real possibility for me at #7 in my draft this season.
— Evan Winter (@evan_winter) July 16, 2018
Can someone explain to me why the Steelers won't sign Le'Veon Bell please
— Greg Pinto (@Greg_Pinto) July 16, 2018
Le’Veon Bell is gonna screw me real hard in fantasy football if I decides to hold out…hard to compete when your keeper doesn’t play and you don’t have a 1st or 6th round pick
— Tyler Pastorius (@RealTylerP) July 16, 2018
— Bandit3737 (@bandit3737) July 16, 2018
Gonna be weird seeing him in a new team next year. I’m calling it now, he’s gonna go to Houston. Young team, no clear direction at RB, great defense.
— AP3. (@snkrADDCT) July 16, 2018
— Sledge (@ELMartillo020) July 16, 2018
ben roethlisberger probably retiring soon, leveon bell leaving the steelers after this season… pic.twitter.com/p1cJnyDLvY
— Perrus Vakarian (@Yelix) July 16, 2018
Prediction #1-Le’Veon Bell is going to immensely regret turning down $33 M guaranteed last year.
Prediction #2-he’s going to end up on the Raiders or the Jets racking up touches for a bad team without as many weapons and not be worth what they pay him.
— Steve (@stevelimfor3) July 16, 2018
“Le’Veon Bell is going to the Patriots next season.” pic.twitter.com/lSX11sG0Cj
— manko (@Shockwave195) July 16, 2018