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Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell Wants To Play For This NFL Team

le'veon bell smiles during an afc championship game

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts prior to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Le'Veon Bell is expected to become a free agent in 2019 and a highly-paid one at that. Speculation on his destination has been heavy, but we may now have a clearer picture of where Bell might go.

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, a source told him that Bell "has his eyes on" the Indianapolis Colts, where he would be the featured back behind QB Andrew Luck.

"He has his eyes on the Colts, no doubt about that," the source said. "He sees Luck and that offense and all that cap room and they're much closer than the Jets. He wants to go someplace he can win right away."

The Colts are arguably the most well-positioned team to take Bell as they have a pressing need at the RB position and are slated to have the most salary cap space in the league. OverTheCap estimates that the Colts will have a league-best $120 million in cap space.

Vacchiano noted that the news will no doubt come as a disappointment to the New York Jets specifically, who with the second-most cap space estimated for 2019, had just as big a need for someone like Bell.

Bell has sat out the 2018 season due to a contract extension dispute with the Steelers.

In 2017, Bell was named First-Team All-Pro after 1,291 rushing yards, 85 receptions for 655 receiving yards, and 11 total TDs.