Rumors are swirling today after Bell commented on an Instagram post about Andrew Luck. But would the Colts really sign the Steelers running back?
Le’Veon Bell is one of the league’s most dynamic running backs. He can run it extremely well, and he is a great receiver out of the backfield. He is one of the best players regardless of position in the NFL. But is he the right fit for the Colts?
That is what Colts fans are wondering today after Bell commented on an Instagram post about Andrew Luck. The post was talking about Luck having 8 straight games of over 300 yards passing. He wrote “just imagine” followed by a bunch of eye emojis.
This comment could mean nothing. He could just mean that Luck is playing great and that it would be cool for him to play with a great quarterback. What makes this news is the fact that the Colts will have the most cap space in the league next offseason.
Bell is a great player and will undoubtedly help whoever he plays for next. But I’ve written about Bell before. GM Chris Ballard is unlikely to take a large chunk of cash and throw it at a selfish player who quit on his team for an entire season.
Putting his holdout aside, it doesn’t make positional sense for the Colts to take him on. They already have Marlon Mack, who is a second year back, and two rookies behind him. It wouldn’t make sense to give up on those guys so early on in their careers to take on a troubled player.
Even without all of his off the field trouble, he can’t stay healthy. He has had big injuries that have kept him off of the field. That is a problem too big for the Colts to overlook. You put all of it together, and this seems like smoke without a whole lot of fire to it.