Le’Veon Bell seems to be harboring some ill will towards his former employer.
Deebo Samuel has reportedly requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers, but there’s no word on whether or not the team will follow through with the request. Part of Samuel’s desire to be traded from the 49ers was reportedly in hopes of being used strictly as a wide receiver.
Bell took to Twitter to give his advice on the situation and how the 49ers will handle the situation if Samuel sits out for a season.
“If Debo doesn’t play this year, 1 thing the 49ers gon make sure of is to feed someone else the ball & make it seem as if they didn’t need Debo,” Bell posted on Twitter. “When in reality, we all know the truth…but if Debo doesn’t play, they’ll try and make it seem like the “back up” is just as good.”
Bell was referring to the 2018 season when he sat out during contract negotiations with the Steelers. James Conner, who was entering his second NFL season, started in place of Bell, rushing for 973 yards and earning a Pro Bowl appearance.
Bell thought he deserved a huge contract after he touched the ball 406 times in his final season with the team.
Bell went on to sign with the New York Jets in 2019 but played just 17 games before being released. Since then, he’s played just 17 games total and has rushed for 355 yards.