The Pittsburgh Steelers are falling apart and have been since the NFL Draft. They drafted Mason Rudolph and Ben Roethlisberger took exception to the move. LeVeon Bell stated that he doesn’t want to play another down without a long-term contract. Bell and the Steelers couldn’t agree on a long-term deal, so he’s decided that he won’t report to camp. The season started and there’s no sign of him and the Steelers were fine with James Connor. Throughout this whole ordeal, Pittsburgh has been adamant they won’t trade LeVeon Bell. It’s Week 3, the Steelers haven’t won a game heading into the Monday night game against Tampa Bay. The Steelers are now having issues with Antonio Brown and it has been announced they’re listening to offers for LeVeon Bell. LeVeon Bell is one of the best RBs in the league, so what team will he could get traded to?
We all know that the Detroit Lions haven’t had a solid RB in like forever. Matthew Stafford is still one of the better QBs in the league, but he hasn’t had the luxury of a premier RB. LeVeon Bell played his college ball at Michigan State so it would be like a homecoming for him. For Pittsburgh, we know that they would most likely want to trade him to the NFC. Having Bell in their offense could do wonders for the Lions because he’s a great runner and pass catchers out of the backfield.
Thanks to social media, people are assuming that Bell would like to go to the Colts. Having Andrew Luck back, an improved line and T.Y. Hilton, this offense would be nice. Since they’re in the AFC South, you need a running game with the Jaguars and Titans having great run defenses. Despite their loss yesterday to the Eagles, Indianapolis is a team on the rise. The defense has improved, and they will only get better. Having someone like LeVeon Bell can help the defense as he’ll keep them off the field.
Russell Wilson has been doing everything himself ever since Marshawn Lynch departed. Chris Carson has emerged the RB they may have been looking for. On Sunday, he rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries, but adding a dynamic back would immediately pay dividends. As we all know, Bell’s patient approach to running would be great for this team. Most importantly, seeing how Wilson love to extend plays, Bell would be the perfect back in that situation. Adding LeVeon Bell to an offense will also help the defense because he’d help with the 3-and-outs. The big question is whether or not they could afford a long-term deal for Bell and extension for Russell Wilson?
The Philadelphia Eagles are my team and yes, I’d love to add a back like LeVeon Bell. Right now, we have a depleted backfield with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles missing the last game. Corey Clement is a good back and Wendell Smallwood is coming along nicely. With the return of Carson Wentz, he could use another nice weapon as we’re hurting at WR. Alshon Jeffrey could be back as early as this week’s game against Tennessee, but we’re still missing Mack Hollins and Mike Wallace. With the signing of Jordan Matthews, Wentz has a familiar weapon, but we need another solid piece. By adding Bell, he’d still be in Pennsylvania and has a chance to compete for a championship.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers are 1-2 and Aaron Rodgers has a bad knee that will get worse as the season goes. Green Bay has been searching for a reliable back for years to help out Aaron Rodgers. With the Packers not having a running game and Rodgers in need of another threat, this would be perfect for him. The issue with this one is, how good is the offensive line for the Packers? Honestly, with the way the Packers run their screen plays, LeVeon Bell is the perfect match for them. With the Packers, Bell’s rushing numbers would go down, but he’d be more effective in the passing game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last, but not least how about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? They play the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at home with the chance of going 3-0. The offense looks like it belongs with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams thus far. With Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing for over 400 yards in both games, the running game has been nonexistent. Just imagine having Mike Evans and Desean Jackson on the edges then having LeVeon Bell coming out of the backfield?
Where do you see LeVeon Bell getting traded to? Where would you like to see him land? Will he actually get traded? Leave a comment below.