Baer has received a huge offer during the off-season. Has he lost millions now?
The Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys were reportedly trying to reach a long-term contract with their runner-up, Bell, before the negotiating window closed in July. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Flower, the Pittsburgh Steelman’s offer for Bell is a three-year contract worth up to $47 million, including a $10 million bonus, which will be paid immediately after the agreement is signed.
And when the privilege tag was used on Le’Veon Bell jerseys in March, the Steelers negotiated with their professional bowl guard to satisfy his longing for a multi-year contract. In July, NFL NETWORK’s Rapoport reported that Pittsburgh Steelers offered Bell a five-year offer worth as much as $70 million, with the first two years worth more than $30 million.
Bell’s agent, Adisha Baccari, told Sirius XM NFL on July 17 that the contract guarantees offered by the Steelers were a crucial issue: “Whatever the final number (the amount of guarantees) was, of course I didn’t mean that the previous report was accurate because it wasn’t. Frankly speaking, the most important element in the contract is the security fund, which, combined with the tradition of Pittsburgh steelmakers in dealing with contracts in the past, is likely not to be guaranteed at the end of the first year of the contract.
Baer has not yet signed a franchise contract worth 14 million 540 thousand US dollars for a year. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the 26-year-old is expected to report to the Steelers sometime between week 7 and week 8. Since the beginning of 2014, Baer has had at least 1200 yards of ball and 600 yards to catch the ball in three seasons.