Philadelphia Eagles should strongly consider Le’Veon Bell for 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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With Le’Veon Bell set to hit the open market, the Philadelphia Eagles should consider the possibility of bringing the running back on board.

After having one of the strongest ground games throughout the 2017 season to help eventually earn a Super Bowl title, the Philadelphia Eagles unfortunately took a step back at the running back position in 2018.

Between injuries to players like Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement along with other inexperienced players like Josh Adams struggling to be consistent, it was a rough year overall for the Eagles at running back, but this doesn’t mean they can’t improve.

Since Ajayi is expected to become a free agent, and Darren Sproles is still considering the possibility of retirement, the running back position is an area Philadelphia is expected to address this offseason, whether it happens to be through free agency or the upcoming draft.

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Could this mean that Le’Veon Bell could be a potential target for the Eagles once free agency officially gets underway in March? A few months ago, this scenario would have seemed like a long shot, but at the end of the day, Bell coming to Philadelphia really doesn’t sound all that crazy to consider.

Football fans can say whatever they want about the drama Bell brought to the table last season after holding out the entire year while fighting for a new contract, but the running back has proven to be one of the best in the league at times over the course of his career.

One of the best parts about the skill set that Bell brings to the table is the ability to be just as valuable in the passing game as a receiver when needed, and while it may take a little time for him to adjust to playing in games again, this may seem worth it for the Eagles.

Any player that can help help limit the pressure Carson Wentz deals with under center will be viewed as a potential option for a team like Philadelphia looking to earn a third trip in a row to the playoffs during the 2019 season.

Of course, the main factor that will come into play here for the Eagles is money since after holding out all of last season, Bell has made it clear he’s not going to be willing to take any sort of discount.

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Then again, maybe if Bell realizes the potential of joining an offense loaded with talent, and a legitimate shot at making another run at the Super Bowl, the running back’s asking price would be affordable for Philadelphia to consider.