Conner isn’t just doing things Bell has never done; he’s doing things no Steelers running back ever has done.
Let that sink in.
Conner has 10 touchdowns in the first eight games, a feat no player in team history has accomplished. Bell’s career high in a season is 11.
Conner has 100-yard games in each of the past four games, all Steelers victories. He has 474 rushing yards and 215 receiving yards on 108 touches the past four games.
He is unconcerned about his workload.
“I’m built for it,” Conner said.
Bell had 1,086 scrimmage yards through eight games in his second NFL season, his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro season; Conner has 1,085.