The Pittsburgh Steelers had a record-breaking 2014 season, and one of the stars of the show was running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell not only won the team MVP award, but inserted himself into the discussion of best running back in the NFL.
The Pro Football Writers of America recognized Bell Friday with their Most Improved Player Award. Bell is coming off a stellar season where he rushed for over a thousand yards and was as much a threat in the passing game as he is in the running game.
As a rookie in 2013, Bell played in 13 games and accumulated 860 yards rushing, 399 yards receiving and scored 8 touchdowns. In 2014, Bell played in 16 games and garnered 1,361 yards rushing, 854 yards receiving and totaled 11 touchdowns both rushing and receiving.
Bell suffered a hyper-extended knee in the Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals which forced him out of action in the Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
To say Bell had a coming out party in 2014 would be a huge understatement. The Steelers have found a franchise running back who can literally do it all from several positions on the football field. It will be intriguing to see what Bell has in store for Steelers fans in 2015.