The Pittsburgh Steelers are bound for yet another playoff appearance, an accomplishment they’ve put themselves in position to achieve despite being without one of their best players in recent seasons.
Le’Veon Bell opted to forfeit $14.5 million in he would have earned for the 2018 campaign via failing to report to the Steelers by the Nov. 14 deadline. This wasn’t the first time the star running back and Pittsburgh have been at odds about contract negotiations, and all signs point to Bell finding a new home for the 2019 season.
There’s no doubt Bell’s presence could have taken the Steelers’ already high-powered offense to new heights, but Mike Tomlin certainly isn’t dwelling on the “what if?” When asked Wednesday on a conference call with New England Patriots reporters if he misses Bell, the Steelers head coach kept it short and sweet.
“No,” Tomlin said.