Le'Veon Bell is right in the thick of a three-horse race for the NFL's rushing title this season. He has 1,291 yards on the ground through 15 games, only one yard behind Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs with 1,292. Both of them are chasing the insanely hot Todd Gurley, who grabbed the lead last week and now has 1,305. With one game to play, it's anyone's title to win.
And on the surface, winning the rushing title would mean a lot for Bell. He is angling for a new contract, and that is a nice feather in his cap. No Pittsburgh Steelers running back has led the league in yardage for over 70 years. And Bell hasn't played a fully healthy season in his entire career, which is the biggest reason he hasn't won the rushing title to begin with. Doing so this year would show what a complete player he is. He was already a dominant receiver and runner, but he can add durability to that list.
But Bell refuses to think about individual honors like that. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Bell thinks only about wins. He even compared himself to an all time great in another sport just to prove his point by saying "I look at guys like LeBron, he never wins a scoring title, but he’s arguably the greatest person to play the game of basketball."
LeBron does have one thing Bell doesn't, though, and that's a championship ring. He has three, in fact. That is what Bell is chasing this season. Given his track record and health this season, he can reasonably expect a massive contract this offseason. He has all of the individual accolades he could ever want between his Pro Bowl and All Pro appearances.
Now it's time for him to put it all together on the biggest stage. The Steelers have met every challenge they've faced this season. This is the biggest left in their path.
Source: 24/7 News | Sam Quinn | December 28, 2017