Le’Veon Bell did not report to the Pittsburgh Steelers in time for their Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. James Conner made sure that didn’t matter whatsoever.
The second-year back out of Pittsburgh is having a phenomenal game. With more than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, he’s racked up 90 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, adding another 32 yards on three receptions.
Very Le’Veon Bell-esque numbers, if I do say so myself.
It’s for this reason — at least in part — that the Steelers haven’t been interested in making Bell the richest running back in the history of the league.
Twitter users agree, and they had some funny takes on the whole thing.
— Brandon Jackson (@BJaxComedy) September 9, 2018
Le’veon sitting down to watch the Steelers today like: “hahaha, lets see how this goes for them. They NEED me.”
*James Conner scores his 2nd rushing TD of the day.*
*James Conner 122 yards on 14 touches*
*Le’veon hurriedly starts packing his bags while booking a plane ticket*
— Brett Taylor (@speedybtay18) September 9, 2018
Every time James Conner rushes the ball just makes me think that Le’veon isn’t getting his job back.
— Chuckster (@ItsInTheGame_EA) September 9, 2018
LeVeon Bell watching all his potential money slip away as James Conner take over the game. pic.twitter.com/2doBVc5Njo
— 🐺 Patient Wolf 🐺 (@patientXwolf) September 9, 2018
Le'Veon Bell: I'm sitting out to protect my value
James Conner: pic.twitter.com/tWRZZ2JIh3
— Ryan Gorman (@GormoExJourno) September 9, 2018
— Christian (@McLaughlin__) September 9, 2018
Leveon sitting there watching James Conner tear up the Browns pic.twitter.com/DBpwQOBQfr
— Jaret Botelho (@jaretb7) September 9, 2018