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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Corch, Mar 13, 2019.
Until he backs out
O/u set at 16 million per.
poor Leveon Bell
That hold out sure paid off. Welp.
At least he got out of that burning building in Pittsburgh.
i’d rather play for pittsburgh than for adam gase
He had nothing to do with that
Who listened to his shitty album to figure it out
LeVeon laments leverage logic likely losing lavish loot.
$35 million guaranteed
What a spectacular backfire for Le’Veon Bell.
I liked him and his unique style. Didn’t like him sitting out last year. Obviously I get it, but still, he was prettty bitchy all year. He could’ve stayed professional and stayed quiet, or he could’ve showed up mid season. The money he lost will never be recouped so... adios.
How was it a backfire? He missed out on some invisible dollars in Pittsburgh, but got more guaranteed money in the end.
That’s what I think. Got 21 million more guaranteed.
I think receiving 14.5 million dollars this year and going to the pro bowl would lead to more money earned in his career than sitting out. He watched as any back who started showed out. This making it even more clear that Bell’s stats have been helped by a great OL and strong offense overall. Yeah I think he’d have been able to get a better deal by putting up another spectacular season in his prime... idk if that’s even being debated?
Because RB's have to run on the assumption that whatever current season they are in could very well be their last one and oddly enough 33 mil guaranteed is more than a 14.5 mil one year salary.
He got more money and the ability to chill, smoke weed and make terrible rap music while the Steelers missed the playoffs. They sure got him good.
So I wonder how seriously he thought that he’d be able to make up the $14 mil he missed last year with his rap album sales. Cuz that would change my perception of him saving his body a year and taking a risk that someone will pay him what he wanted to an absolute egotistical fucktard.
No one got anyone good... Both sides acted in their perceived best interests. It’s pretty obvious that as far as sitting out a year goes, bell’s year off was about as bad as it could go given how replacement players performed. Do you really think teams value him higher after he sat out this year? Do you think sitting out this year will lead to him making an extra 14.5 mil over the course of his career? He could’ve gotten injured off the field and he’d be in trouble...
The Jets apparently did considering they offered a number well north of the 10m the Steelers offered in their last contract offer.
The Steelers tried to play hardball and lost. Shit happens.
Hope he has a great season to shut everyone up. Hard to blame a guy for wanting that type of money at the RB position.
They offered 14, with $33 mill guaranteed (only in the first two seasons). So yeah he fucked up here big time.
Yikes. Hate to see this from Jack Parkman.
The only actual guarantee was the 10m SB and the rest was tied to rolling guarantees, which isn't actually a guarantee as it was easy for the Steelers to escape.
Just going off this. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/...-monstrous-70-million-deal-from-the-steelers/
Either way its clear he will never make up the missed $14 mill now and it was a huge miscalculation.
And, bell landed a worse deal on a worse team.
Agree he probably lost in the long run but if he had played last year there's a chance he gets hurt and doesn't get anywhere close to what he got now. If all things went right, yes he ended up shirt. But players want the guaranteed money bc things dknt always go right.
If that's what everyone in Pittsburgh is going off of, I guess I get the point of view.
The SB is the key, as the rest of the money was tied to a rolling guarantee which is a fancy way of saying that he had to be on the roster on X date to get Y bonus.
The actual real guaranteed money from Pittsburgh was 10 million, over a 5 year 70 million contract which is very low.
You could make plenty of reasons why the Steelers were right to do that, and it's all probably correct, but Bell and his representatives were also right to decline the deal and to pass on the Steelers running him into dust for another year.
I think both sides made decisions that made sense for them. Bell's though banked on him making way more than he ended up getting. Hope it works out for him as he is fun to watch when he gets going.
I have no attachment to any of the teams or players involved, but it's hard to say that the Steelers "tried to play hardball and lost" when they got 75.5% of the production (yards from scrimmage) for 5.6% of the price tag (Conner's $790k salary vs. the $14MM reportedly offered to Bell).
He came out ahead in the fully guaranteed money department, but in terms of AAV yeah he bet and lost on that.
Ultimately the Steelers should have dealt him off awhile back over trying to take a hard stance.
I think they're a better team with him than without and it's hard to play the long game when the window is about over.
He probably would have made a difference in either the Saints or Raiders games, and certainly would have changed how the Chiefs played them and winning any of those games would of had them in the playoffs.
After reading everything about the Steelers offer, seems like Bell made the right decision.
If you look at it from the standpoint of an artist last year was his biggest ever
Gase has gotten so much mileage out of Peyton’s historic season and it’s baffling