We’ve all had enough. It’s gone beyond Steelers Nation. NFL fans are fed up with Le’Veon Bell’s charade and now he’s actually starting to alienate his teammates, which is something that’s only been speculated upon until his offensive linemen finally publicly trashed him.
Somehow, Bell is surprised by this. Yup, he’s taken aback by the criticism for STILL not reporting to the team with their Week 1 game just days away AFTER it was determined two months ago that he would not be getting a long-term deal and instead would play under the lucrative one-year franchise tag.
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) September 6, 2018
The man is clueless. He has no idea his actions are affecting his teammates, many of whom are making a lot less money than he is. Bell can keep using the “long-term security” as an excuse, but he’s making $14.54 million this year if he signs the franchise tender, and he’ll CERTAINLY be getting a big deal in the offseason assuming he actually plays.
Even if he were to suffer an injury, a majority of teams would still pay to have his skill set on their offense.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 6, 2018
But no. Bell has taken this way too far, and now he may have reached the point of no return. To know you weren’t getting a long-term deal two months ago and still pout about it at this juncture of the offseason is selfish and childish.
Now, after this behavior and the fact that it doesn’t look like he’ll be playing Week 1, he’s definitely going to have a tough time finding himself a long-term deal next offseason.