The average football fan can’t fathom what Le’Veon Bell did prior to the NFL deadline for franchise tagged players to receive a long-term contract.
Bell turned down a reported 5-year contract worth almost $12.5 million a year. This is what the leaked reports stated, but Bell didn’t just turn down a contract, he bet on himself.
He declared he wanted to be paid as a top running back Matthew Tkachuk Jersey in the NFL, and the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 2 wide receiver. To be fair, he holds those two roles when Sam Huff Jersey he is healthy and available on the football field, but he decided playing on a one-year franchise tag, worth $12.1 million dollars, is worth it if he goes out and lights it up in 2017.
Well, after sitting out training camp and the entire preseason, Bell’s Week 1 performance against the Cleveland Browns, and Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, have left a lot to be desired.
Bell doesn’t look right.
The Giants will be playing that game on a short week coming off their Monday Night Football matchup against the Detroit Lions. Detroit will host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, with Atlanta opening as a 3.5-point road favorite. The Lions are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games at home, but are 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against Atlanta per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota should be another interesting matchup between two potential playoff teams. The spread on this game will be released later in the week when the status of Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is known. Bradford missed last Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh with a knee injury.
The week kicks off on Thursday night with a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco (+2) has won each of its last three games against the Rams and is 7-1-1 SU in its last nine home games against Los Angeles.