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LeSean McCoy believes Le’Veon Bell is not serving to the operating again market by angling for an enormous deal.

McCoy spoke to Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report about how he believes the Pittsburgh Steelers again would have been sensible to simply accept the lengthy-time period contract he was reportedly provided this offseason.

“I might’ve taken it,” McCoy stated. “I do know he talked about altering the marketplace for operating backs. That would’ve modified the marketplace for operating backs. Give it some thought. It’s normal sense.”

Bell was reportedly provided a deal at a mean of $12 million per season, with $30 million coming within the first two years, although it is unclear how a lot assured cash that contained. Bell opted to play beneath the franchise tag of $12.12 million in 2017.

McCoy is in the midst of a 5-yr, $forty-million contract that was just lately surpassed by Atlanta Falcons operating again Devonta Freeman‘s deal, value $forty one.25 million over 5 years.

Bell is certainly one of many NFL’s greatest at his craft as a consequence of his versatility, however given the best way nearly all of organizations worth the operating again place, it is arduous to see him securing one thing considerably larger than the deal the Steelers reportedly provided.