Le'Veon Bell was a perennial Pro Bowler and even looked like he could be on his way to Canton during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But a contract dispute caused Bell to sit out the entire 2018 campaign, and he hasn't been able to recapture the magic since.
After two more-or-less failed stints with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, Bell is hitting unrestricted free agency this offseason. Here are three of the best destinations for the three-time Pro Bowler as he looks to return to his All-Pro form.
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3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bell could join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the same reasons he was attracted to the Kansas City Chiefs. He'd be playing on a Super Bowl-caliber offense with a truly elite quarterback, though he'd likely have to take a discount (as he did in KC). Signing Bell would make a ton of sense if Tampa Bay failed to re-sign Leonard Fournette. Bell is a much better receiver than Ronald Jones, who would handle the more traditional lead-back duties. But Tom Brady's affinity for pass-catching RBs is no secret, and there aren't many better than Bell.
2. Arizona Cardinals
If Bell is looking to be a feature back once again, few teams could give him a bigger role than the Arizona Cardinals. After losing Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds is the team's best option in the backfield. Edmonds seems more suited for a rotational role than a 350-touch job, however. Bell could sign a low-cost deal to be this team's traditional lead back. Plus, he and Edmonds are both very capable receivers, giving Kliff Kingsbury a ton of weapons to play with in the passing game.
1. Buffalo Bills
If Bell is really looking to maximize his value, the Buffalo Bills probably give him the best shot at doing so. This team abandoned the run game at times last season, creating a real need for a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. That player doesn't seem to be on the roster right now, as Zack Moss and Devin Singletary have a combined 81 career catches between them. Bell has two separate seasons (2014, 2017) which top that mark. Simply put, Buffalo needs a dynamic pass-catcher at RB, and Bell needs to prove he's still capable of being one. It's a win-win move for both sides.
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