3 Reasons why Le’Veon Bell is worth the money
By Rory Jones
3. A Year without football
Regardless on where you stand on Bell’s decision to sit out the 2018 season, one thing is certain: Le’Veon Bell is unblemished after avoiding another season of 300 or more touches. In 2017, his last season, he had league high 321 carries.
Running backs are notorious for short careers, but Bell’s case has to be looked at differently, due to the fact that he hasn’t taken the 300+ hits in 2018 that could have hindered his durability. Consequently, the 27 year old will likely be in peak physical condition as he approaches the 2019 NFL season.
Although it is rare to see running backs approaching 30 living up to their price tags, Bell’s situation is different. For example, a 27 year old DeMarco Murray signed a $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, was traded after just one season.
Unlike Murray, Bell will join his next team after an entire year to recharge and avoid injury. It’s not inconceivable that he will enter the new season in the best shape of his career. A fresh, recharged Le’Veon Bell in Baltimore’s backfield would be a force to be reckoned with.