Le’Veon Bell: I thought about switching to boxing, Bucs only team that excited me

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Running back Le’Veon Bell is officially a member of the Buccaneers and Bell said their interest in signing him was the one thing that kept him from stepping away from football.

The Buccaneers had a need in their backfield with Leonard Fournette going on injured reserve and Bell told reporters on Wednesday that their call came as he was contemplating a switch in focus to boxing. When they did call, he said the chance to play for Bruce Arians and with Tom Brady and Antonio Brown helped convince him to keep playing after stints with the Jets, Chiefs, and Ravens bore little fruit.

“I got to the point where I had thought about calling it quits,” Bell said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “It kinda wasn’t working out for me the last couple spots I’ve been at. This is literally the only spot that would make me want to play football and go out there and be excited. . . .  This is a great opportunity, something you can’t really turn down playing with coach Arians, Tom Brady, obviously AB. They got a good thing going over here, just gonna come over here and try to help.”

Should Bell’s Buccaneers tenure fail to ignite a career resurgence, perhaps he will take up the mantle of NFL running backs from Frank Gore and step in the ring against Deron Williams.

21 responses to “Le’Veon Bell: I thought about switching to boxing, Bucs only team that excited me

  1. This guy is washed up. Even Belichick wouldn’t put him in the backfield and he has success with reclamation projects.
    He shoulda taken Pittsburgh’s offer.
    Glad he didn’t.

  2. How much could he possibly make from boxing? Certainly less than the $14 million he gave away by holding out for a year.

  3. Based on his ability to understand his market value I think he’s taken enough shots to the head. Don’t consider boxing.

  4. He will always be known for being so dumb and holding out on the Steelers. Wasnt he just let go by the Ravens? another reason to not root for the Bucs I guess.

  5. I’ve never seen a player go from the top of his game to being completely washed-up so quickly without having a major injury.

  6. 8oneanddones says:
    December 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm
    How much could he possibly make from boxing? Certainly less than the $14 million he gave away by holding out for a year.
    _________

    Bell has made over $45 million in his career. I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t care what you think about his holdout.

  7. I am sure he has regrets on not taking the Steelers offer given how things played out but he still did alright. We all make mistakes…too bad no do overs

  8. Yeah, he was going to fight Jake Paul. Give me a break. Actually it might be fun to watch Bell face planted like Tyron Woodley. It would probably take all of 10 seconds.

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