In 2014, his only full season, Bell had 1,361 yards on the ground and 854 through the air.
Bell was selected for his third Pro Bowl and got his second All-Pro nod in 2017 after leading the National Football League with 321 carries and totaling 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns. "I'm kinda pissed right now", Pouncey said at the time. At the end of the day, they said what they said in the media. "I don't think the Steelers valued me as much". It was a little disappointing, but I understand their side. But he hopes they can respect his business and plans to talk with players in the locker room upon his arrival. Bell called the Steelers low offer "monopoly money", after Todd Gurley and the Cardinals David Johnson received between $31-45 million in guarantees.
In five seasons, Bell - a second-round pick out of Michigan State in 2013 - has 5,336 rushing yards and 312 catches for 2,660 yards, scoring 35 touchdowns on the ground and seven as a receiver.
A trade will be impossible to accomplish without Bell's cooperation, because there's nothing to trade unless Bell is under contract. If Bell doesn't return until Week 7, the Steelers would owe him $9.4 million for the remainder of the season.
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Bell already has forfeited $3.42 million of his $14.544 million franchise-tag tender by not reporting to the team.
If the Steelers use the transition tag on him they will have right of first refusal on any contract he agreed to during free agency, meaning he wouldn't be a true FREE AGENT.
Bell feels he can still finish his career with the Steelers. "If a team wanted to, they could definitely do what they needed to do to make me happy and satisfied". That could be me being prideful.
"It's costing me some fans", Bell said of not being with the team. He said he was "still holding out hope" that he can come to an agreement with Pittsburgh in the offseason and eventually retire as a Steeler.