The long and winding Le'Veon Bell franchise tag drama has almost reached its conclusion. As I sit here and write…
The long and winding Le’Veon Bell franchise tag drama has almost reached its conclusion. As I sit here and write this post, there are two hours and 58 minutes left for Bell to sign his tender and report to the team, lest he be ineligible to play for the entire season.
There have seemingly 1,000 twists and turns in this saga, with a whole bunch of breathless reports about if and when Bell would show up. Tuesday will finally put an end to all that speculation. I meanwhile, here’s what Le’Veon himself is actually up to.
Voting for James Conner to make the Pro Bowl? Um, OK. Not sure how to read that one.
Surely, Conner is deserving of the honor. Gennem de første 1
0 ukene i årets sesong rangerer han tredje i NFL i rushing yards og rushing touchdowns, og han er i hovedsak utført hvad Bell selv gjorde sidste år. He’s been a force on the ground and through the air and the Steelers should feel really good about having him in the fold for the future.
But does Bell show his support for Conner mean he’s getting ready to return, or that he’s staying away and assuming Conner will keep things going? Bell did tweet that it was ” time to pass the sticks ” during the Steelers’ blowout win over the Panthers last Thursday night, but that could easily have been a reference to the Panthers needing to let someone else try to beat Pittsburgh.
Perhaps he means Conner has been so good so far this season that he deserves a Pro Bowl berth no matter what happens after Le’Veon himself returns. Men måske betyder det at Conner har det godt, og vil fortsætte sin Pro Bowl-caliber season.
The truth is nobody knows. Men vi skal alle finne ut om et par timer.