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Bell threatens to sit or retire if franchise tagged again

Bell threatens to sit or retire if franchise tagged again

The Steelers star is now getting ready for his team's first playoff game of the season, a divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in hope that this will lead to the team winning their first Super Bowl since the 2008 season.

Le'Veon Bell might be the Steelers' most important player heading into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Later on Thursday, Bell took to Twitter to reassure Steelers fans that he hasn't lost focus on the immediate task ahead of him and his teammates.

But based on recent comments, Bell has every intention of sitting out the 2018 season - and perhaps even retiring - should the Steelers again use the franchise tag on him.

While Bell should not want to play under the franchise tag for a second straight season, that's really up to the Steelers organization unfortunately.

"[I want them to] value me", Bell told ESPN. "I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at". But it's also probably fair to say Pittsburgh won't be this good-winning 13 games and finishing second in the AFC-so 2017 may arguably be the Steelers' last best chance to win a Super Bowl with their current core group of stars.

The franchise tender earned Bell $12.1 million this season, which was the highest base salary (not accounting for bonus money) at the position in the National Football League by almost $6 million.

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Over the duration of his career, the running back has 7,996 total yards through 62 career games, which is the most of any NFL player over that period since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Bell has a relatively lengthy history of contract disputes with the Steelers, the only team he's ever played for.

Well, after a career full of highlight reels and plenty of talent left in the tank, Bell is looking for money.

Bell protested the franchise tag by holding out of training camp, and it wasn't until Week 4 that he put up a typical dominating performance. I'm a guy they can kind of look at.

Bell is once again set to hit free agency this summer. "Right now, I'm just kind of doing it because I love it. I'm in a position where I can do that, and I'm going to do it".

"I'm trying to win a super bowl", he wrote.


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