The first few of these may be a bit obvious. Bell is a freak of nature and easily a top 3, if not the best running back in the league. Last year, he played in just 12 games due to a substance abuse issue. One might think that as a result of fewer games played there may be a drop-off in his numbers. This couldn’t be further from the case.
In 2016, Bell rushed for 1,268 rushing yards, 4.9 yards per carry and 7 rushing touchdowns. He ranked 5th overall in rushing yards falling just 363 yards short of Ezekiel Elliot’s league leading 1,631 yards. One come imagine that with the 4 extra games he would of had a real shot at beating Elliot for the #1 overall spot.
The best part about Bell is that he may be even better as receiver. This season he had the second most receiving yards for a running back. Bell had 616 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Once again, one must believe that with a full 16 game slate Bell has a real shot at overtaking David Johnson as having the most receiving yards for a running back.
Now that Bell is ready for his first full season since 2014, he seems destined to have a strangle hold over the title of best running in the league.