Le’Veon Bell told media that he wants to be “valued” and that if franchise tagged again he would consider sitting out or retiring. I think this is an empty threat, in the same statement he commented on how he loves football and is playing for a ring. He definitely plays next year. That being said, if the Steelers do not pay this man they may be competing with the Browns for the dumbest front office in the NFL. Bell (25) is arguably the best running back and offensive weapon in the NFL, with 321 rushes and 85 receptions in 2017. Not to mention the three seasons of over 1,200 rush yards and 600 receiving yards . Bell has proven to be the most dangerous offensive dual threat player in the game today and he’s not alone in thinking that the estimated 14.1 million dollars in next year’s one year franchise tag. As a diehard Steelers fan and fan of the sport as a whole I say pay the man whatever he wants! He’s proven to be the catalyst of the Steelers high powered offense and there is no doubt in my mind he would have no problem playing that role for a team ready to pay him his worth. PAY THE MAN!