Beach, correct me if I'm wrong anywhere here...........A lot of analysts said any long term deal for DeVontae Freeman would be interesting to analyze and factor in Bell’s perceived worth. Well, here you go: Bell -Offered 5 years, $61 million -$12.2 mil average per year -$18 million fully guaranteed (signing bonus) -$30 million in earnings first two years (probably roster bonus year-2) -$42 million earned in first three years total (probably roster bonus year-3) Freeman -Extended 5-years, $41 million -$8.25 mil per year average -$15 million fully guaranteed (signing bonus) -$17 million in earnings first two years (roster bonus year-2) -$26 million in earnings first three years (roster bonus year-3) Freeman is now the highest paid running back in the league NOT on a one-year deal, earning just slightly over $8 million/yr, a little bit more than LeSean McCoy. So…………..SHUT UP LeVeon………….you WERE offered top RB money ($9-10 million per year), AND an additional #2 receiver money ($2-3 mil/year). - http://www.steelersdepot.com/2017/08/former-nfl-agent-freemans-new-contract-doesnt-give-bell-new-ammunition/. And that #2 receiver money……………….depends, as his receiving numbers this year will likely dip unless there are some unexpected injuries to Pitt’s WR corps. An eligible Bryant, acquired Hunter, healthy Coates/Heyward Bey…………..they’re all going to get some balls thrown their way at some point. Some that might otherwise go to Bell. He’ll probably STILL catch 50-70 balls, but I doubt he gets anywhere close to 1,000 receiving yards – even if he plays all 16 games. Unfortunately, if Pitt franchises ($14 mil) or transition tags ($13 mil) him next year, I doubt he accepts anything less than $15 mil per year AGAIN, even if his numbers DIP THIS YEAR. Which is nuts. Pitt will then say………go ahead, explore your options, and he’ll then sign with someone else for EVEN LESS than Pitt offered this Spring, or will offer him again in 2018. Pitt will get a 3rd rounder for him, but they will likely lose one of the best all-around players in the league, a difference-maker that can carry an offense at times. And all because of EGO.