Le'Veon Bell as an Indianapolis Colt? Now you have our interest.
Considering he's not, ya know, playing in the NFL right now, Le'Veon has a lot of time on his hands. So much time, in fact, that he's in the business of starting his own rumors.
Bell commented on an instagram post pointing out Andrew Luck's recent success, and it's bound to get NFL fans thinking.
The Colts backfield as currently constructed is admirable, with the likes of Marlon Mack bursting through NFL defenses. Adding a healthy Bell to that mix can't hurt matters.
Indianapolis has been mentioned in connection with Bell in the past, but it's unknown whether or not they're willing to invest that much money in a position they'd already consider a strength (or at least league average). This is the primary issue with signing Bell--or any top running back--to a high-price, long-term deal.
Alejandro Villanueva has more touchdowns this year than Le'Veon Bell.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) November 25, 2018
Watching the likes of James Conner seamlessly replace Bell in Pittsburgh's backfield this season only hurts his value. No one is suggesting Conner is as talented as Bell, but if a mid-round draft pick can produce near Le'Veon's level, then why would any team pay that much for a running back in his late 20's?
Nonetheless, Colts fans (and Bell) can dream.