endzoneview wrote:Bell may have lost money short term but gained security and money long term. That’s all Zeke (and anyone) wants.
Did he though? He got more guaranteed money, but cost himself $14+ mill last year that he will never get back and lost out on the potential for more long term money by accepting a contract less than the Steelers offered. The only way he comes out ahead is if he bombs to the point he would otherwise be cut or gets seriously injured and cant play, neither of which is likely. Maybe that is all that matters in the end, but assuming he continues to play the next several years, he won’t come out ahead.