There have been a number of holdouts over the years in the NFL, but Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is on the verge of one of the most intense. While Bell is obviously frustrated he and the team couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension this offseason, it was expected he would join the team ahead of Week 1 and sign his franchise tender.
That wound up not being the case, and after missing Week 1, the 26-year-old running back is well on his way to missing the Steelers’ second game as well. The situation has been tough to gauge, but recently one analyst dropped a strong belief on how it’ll play out.
NBC Sports and Rotoworld Football analyst Pat Daugherty answered a wide range of fantasy question, one of which was about Bell. When asked by a fantasy owner when he should trade James Conner, Daugherty revealed an interesting opinion.
“I think Le’Veon Bell might be going full Vincent Jackson at this point. Sitting out 10 games, coming back in time to get that accrued season – so much bad blood there.” Daugherty responded.
He’s not wrong, and that would make sense for Bell.