2. LeVeon Bell
Like Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell may be holding out for more guaranteed work or a better opportunity. However, like Peterson, that opportunity may not come and may end with Bell on Chicago. Bell is not the same back that he was, and is not going to extend his career into this 30s as Peterson did.
Still, Bell does likely have some gas in the tank, and as a backup runner, would be a great fit. We just saw him sign with Kansas City and fail to separate ahead of Darell Williams. As much as he may want a chance to shine, he may not get that anywhere else. Bell may realize that staying patient as a backup will be the best way to get back into a full workload.
The Bears were rumored to have interest in Bell back when he signed with New York. Things have changed since then, but so has the price tag for Bell. If Bell can accept that he is a team player, and that he can be a backup like he did in Kansas City then Chicago should accept him with open arms. It is more on Bell than Chicago, though.