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SportLe'Veon Bell bet on himself, and lost big

07:25  13 march  2019
07:25  13 march  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Chiefs interested in All-Pro Le’Veon Bell

Report: Chiefs interested in All-Pro Le’Veon Bell We’d have to consider the Kansas City Chiefs big winners if they happen to manage a way to sign impending free agent running back Le’Veon Bell. Take note of this bit of inside information gathered at the NFL Scouting Combine from CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora. “I continue to hear the Chiefs are, believe it or not, trying to do something big for an offensive skill player. Yes, despite all of the talent they have already amassed on that side of the ball, and despite their obvious issues on defense, they are sniffing around on trade options and some teams I spoke to wouldn’t be shocked if they got in on Le’Veon Bell, LaCanfora said.

That’s something Le ’ Veon Bell found out the hard way. After sitting out the entire 2018 season, losing out on .4 million in guaranteed money, Bell reportedly agreed to a In the end, Bell lost more than just .4 million, and any additional money he might have gotten from Pittsburgh in a long-term deal.

Le ’ Veon Bell signed with the Jets and social media was quick to remind him that he bet on himself and lost in a big way that’ll hurt his bank account. The best deal that Le ’ Veon Bell got from the Jets (4 years, million) is a major concession from the former All-Pro that sitting out last season was a

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The NFL does not value running backs the same way it values other premier positions. Especially not running backs who have plenty of wear and tear on their bodies. That’s something Le’Veon Bell found out the hard way.

After sitting out the entire 2018 season, losing out on $14.4 million in guaranteed money, Bell reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the New York Jets worth $52.5 million.

That’s a lot of money to be sure. Yet it doesn’t come close to what Bell was hoping to get, and had been pushing for going all the way back to 2017.

Meanwhile, his old teammate Antonio Brown will reportedly earn more than $19 million per year in Oakland after a winter of talking trash about Pittsburgh.

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That’s something Le ’ Veon Bell found out the hard way. After sitting out the entire 2018 season, losing out on .4 million in guaranteed money, Bell reportedly agreed to a In the end, Bell lost more than just .4 million, and any additional money he might have gotten from Pittsburgh in a long-term deal.

That’s something Le ’ Veon Bell found out the hard way. After sitting out the entire 2018 season, losing out on .4 million in guaranteed money, Bell reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the New York Jets worth .5 million. That’s a lot of money to be sure.

Even worse for Bell, he reportedly turned down a massive five-year deal from Pittsburgh last summer worth $70 million. Reportedly, it would have earned working roughly $20 million in 2019 and and included roughly $33 million in the first two years.

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Bell was hoping to break the mold. He wanted to create a new market for NFL running backs and assert his power as a superstar in this league. Yet when it was all said and done, he ended up taking less than he could have gotten a year earlier.

Adding insult to injury, this occurred in a year when other free agents who aren’t at the top of their position are landing record deals left and right.

The big issue, of course, is what we mentioned at the top: Bell is a 27-year-old running back. And in the NFL, you can find incredibly productive running backs in all rounds of the draft, and they come cheap.

In the end, Bell lost more than just $14.4 million, and any additional money he might have gotten from Pittsburgh in a long-term deal. He lost the battle against the machine that is the NFL, proving once and for all that running backs will continue to be viewed as second-tier citizens in the realm of financial priorities.

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