As Le’Veon Bell watches (his still current team?) the Pittsburgh Steelers fight for a playoff spot in the final weeks of the regular season after sitting out the entire 2018 NFL season due to a contract holdout, it sounds as if he’s already got his sights set on free agency in 2019. I mean, hell, the dude has had all offseason, training camp and regular season, plus the playoffs, to kind of evaluate where he might want to play next, so I’d hope he’s narrowed some of his choices down.
While it’s anyone’s guess at where that might exactly be, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, per Bleacher Report, says that his sources have told him that the leader in the clubhouse is the Indianapolis Colts, stating that the Le’Veon Bell’s pretty high on quarterback Andrew Luck.
Running back Le’Veon Bell, who is expected to become a free agent on March 13, “has his eyes on” the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source familiar with Bell’s plans. The source, who has spoken to Bell, said the free agent hasn’t ruled out signing with the Jets or any team that pursues him, but the Colts, with quarterback Andrew Luck and perhaps more than $120 million in salary cap room, seem to be at the “top of his list.”
“He has his eyes on the Colts, no doubt about that,” the source said. “He sees Luck and that offense and all that cap room and they’re much closer than the Jets. He wants to go someplace he can win right away.”
Now, this probably isn’t a huge shock to here, if true. Back in November, Le’Veon Bell left a comment on the official Instagram account of the NFL, somewhat praising Andrew Luck after a post talking about the quarterback’s consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes. Here’s a refresher for you.
It’s clear that Le’Veon Bell is looking for a team that can a) pay him the most money and b) win. With the Indianapolis Colts reportedly going to have $124 million worth of cap room at their disposal this offseason, per Over the Cap, I’d say that makes them a leading contender for the three-time Pro Bowler’s services, no?
Le’Veon Bell is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, so it’ll be whacky season once free agency hits and teams with cap room get a chance to throw all sorts of money at him.