Le’Veon Bell a member of the Detroit Lions in 2019? The NFL offseason is officially in high gear and so are all of the speculation and innuendos surrounding the latest Detroit Lions rumors. Where will key free agents land? Who will the Lions draft? Will Matt Stafford finally lead the Lions to a division title? The list goes on and on.

Well Lions fans, how about bringing in Le’Veon Bell next season? That very thought was brought up today by the NFL Network crew, and they made it sound like it was not out of the realm of possibility.

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Two-headed monster?

Le’Veon Bell played his college football in East Lansing with the Michigan State Spartans. He also refers to Michigan as a second home. Does that mean he may want to play in Detroit next season?

According to a Detroit Sports Nation report, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport believes that the Lions could be in on the Le’Veon Bell sweepstakes if they wanted to be.

On Friday morning Rapoport said that “There are teams though that have money that could spend for a running back. Bucs would be one.

Texans would be one. What about the Lions? They’ve had running back issues.”

He also went on to say with Bell’s Michigan ties, that landing in Detroit may not be as far-fetched as other experts may think.

Detroit selected Kerryon Johnson in the second round of last years draft and before he was injured he looked great. If the Lions are not planning on bringing back LeGarrette Blount, they have to get someone to fill the space.

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Johnson rushed for nearly 700 yards this season in just 10 games. The former Auburn Tigers star looked like the best running back in the Honolulu-Blue-and-Silver for a very long time.

Bell football ready?

While the thought of adding one of the best running backs in the game is always exciting, Bell would come with many questions. First, how good will he be in 2019? Let's face it when you sit out an entire season you have to be off your game a bit.

Sure, you could say the time off could have made Bell even healthier than he has ever been, but not facing any type of real in-game contact at all is a double-edged sword for a veteran football player.

It could make him sharp as a tack or it could take several regular season games to get his sea-legs underneath him.

Either way, just for one moment, think of the duo of Bell and Johnson in the Lions backfield next season. That would be one heck of a one-two punch - and it sure would make Matt Stafford's life a lot easier!