Le’Veon Bell is one of the biggest names to hit the free agent market and is looking to cash in. In a new song that Bell debuted on his twitter account, he suggest a fair number that would satisfy him.
“I’m at the top and if not I’m the closest/Ima need 15 a year and they know this.”
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 2, 2016
Now of course the number 15 is important for one reason, Adrian Peterson. A.P. makes $14 million per season as 15 would make Bell the highest paid back in league history. The Steelers would obviously love to have him back but at would price.
The Steelers are a shrewd organization that has made tough decisions in the past. Antonio Brown has taken a hometown discount to say the least. Mike Wallace was overpaid by Miami and could have easily been overpaid in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are a smart franchise, I wouldn’t assume Bell returns for a record deal. Either way Bell will likely be designated as the Franchise player next season.