Le’Veon Bell talks 2018 “Time Machine” and Possible Retirement in Social Media Post Ahead of his Professional Boxing Debut

Le’Veon Bell and Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin embrace after a game at MetLife Stadium in 2019.

Opinion:

Following Le’Veon Bells’ press conference for his upcoming Boxing fight against Adrian Peterson, he suggested taking this year off of football to focus on the fight and future in Boxing. His fight against Adrian Peterson is his professional debut and will be held in Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena on July 30th.

However, it may not just be a break from his NFL career. Just yesterday he turned to Instagram where he wrote a long post insinuating retirement in almost every way aside from using the word itself. Furthermore, he made interesting comments about his past with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2018 season.

However, it may not just be a break from his NFL career. Just yesterday he turned to Instagram where he wrote a long post insinuating retirement in almost every way aside from using the word itself. Furthermore, he made interesting comments about his past with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2018 season.

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The NFL has done great things for me, & I truly appreciated every single year of my NFL journey … obviously, I (we, whoever) wish things would’ve played out differently in 2018, like if I legit had a time machine to go back to 2018, that would be soo litttt 🔥 for soo many reasons but I don’t … all I can do, all WE can do is keep moving forward with life…

It appears Bell shows regret for the much remembered 2018 season where he held out from playing for the Steelers due to not receiving the contract extension he wanted. The next year Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million dollar contract with the New York Jets. However, he would only record 862 yards as a Jet and was released during the 2020 season. From the Jets departure to his Boxing career beginning he found himself jumping from one playoff team to the next without much personal success himself.

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Le’Veon Bell doesn’t specifically mention the Pittsburgh Steelers in his post but it’s safe to say if he had the time machine he talked about in his post, he would have played that 2018 season at the very least. Interestingly enough, If the Steelers had a do-over too, they would have probably never offered him the contract in the first place. Which in total was worth 70 million dollars, $33 million guaranteed in the first two years and $45 million over the first three years.

All in all, a time machine back to 2018 would be fascinating to watch how things could have played out and maybe Antonio Brown would like to join in on that as well. But inevitably, the Steelers seem to have found themselves in a favorable position moving forward with Najee Harris in the backfield.

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