With Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell entering his final season with the team (if his final season hasn’t already been played), the team got a glimpse of the future on Thursday night, courtesy of second-year running back James Conner.
Conner, whose rookie season was limited by injury, rushed for 57 yards on five carries against the Packers at Lambeau Field. His effort included a 26-yard touchdown run.
The Steelers surely hope that Conner can become the successor to Bell in 2019. But with Conner making $578,000 for the year and with Bell due to make more than $855,000 per week, the Steelers have to at least be wondering about the wisdom of stripping the franchise tag from Bell and redirecting his $14.54 million franchise-tag salary elsewhere.
With Bell in…