Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who sat out this season in a futile attempt to get a new contract, will be free to sign with any team in March and reportedly is considering the Indianapolis Colts, according to Sports New York.
"He has his eyes on the Colts, no doubt about that," an unnamed source told Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. "He sees [quarterback Andrew] Luck and that offense and all that cap room, and they're much closer than the [New York] Jets. He wants to go someplace he can win right away."
Bell reportedly also has not ruled out signing with the Jets, a team that could be willing to pay much more than the Colts, and Colts general manager Chris Ballard might not be inclined to overpay in the early days of free agency.
In addition, the Colts have a very good running back, Marlon Mack, who is not nearly as expensive and is signed through 2020, at salaries of $645,000 and $735,000 over the next two years.
However, Ballard might have only so much influence over the final decision, which could come down to Colts owner Jim Irsay.
Bell might be inclined to take a little less money with a chance to play for a good team, and the Colts are expected to be on the short list to reach the Super Bowl next season.