Le’Veon Bell made headlines last week when one of the lines in his single “Focus” implied he wants to be paid $15 million per year.
But don’t call him greedy.
The particular line in Bell’s new song could potentially be construed as a greedy statement by some.
“I’m at the top and if not I’m the closest, I’ma need 15 a year and they know this,” he raps.
But that’s simply not the case as far as he’s concerned. Bell believes there won’t be any issue with his contract once it’s time to talk about such things with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I’m not a real greedy guy. I don’t play football just for money or things like that,” Bell said, via ESPN’s James Walker. “I just want to be valued. Wherever it is — whether its $15 million or lower or higher, whatever it is – I think we will get to an agreement eventually.
After making it clear earlier in the week that he never wants to leave the Steelers, Bell doubled down on that expressed desire.
“Obviously, I want to be a Steeler for my whole life. My family grew up Pittsburgh Steelers fans, and it’s crazy I even got drafted there. So I want to be with them and hopefully we’ll reach an agreement. But that will take place once that time come.”
At this time, Bell is still rehabbing the knee that was injured last season when he tore his ACL and PCL. He says he’s already mentally preparing himself to get hit, which is a natural thing to do after having one’s knee shredded.
He did make a definitive statement about his readiness for training camp, however, in speaking with Walker: “I’m going to be ready,” Bell said.
That is welcome news to Steelers fans. As well as veteran DeAngelo Williams performed for the club last year, there aren’t many running backs in the NFL that can hold a candle to Bell as an all-around back when he’s healthy.