Le'Veon Bell Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Over the past few days, there has been a lot of talk about the poor market for veteran running backs, especially after star running backs Josh Jacobs and Saquon Barkley were unable to secure long-term deals from their respective teams. And now, former star running back Le’Veon Bell is joining the discourse in the most bizarre way.

In response to the brutal running backs market, former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell posted a tweet that strangely compared the situation to the plot of the 1998 Disney/Pixar animated film A Bug’s Life.

“Disney a LONG time ago (1998) taught me a valuable lesson about sticking together, go watch “A Bug’s Life” … it’ll put in perspective the running back market .. the running backs are the ants .. I’m Flik (The Inventive Ant) I took ALL the damage from the grasshoppers (Owners),” Bell said in a tweet.

Bell, of course, famously chose to hold out for an entire season instead of playing for the Steelers under a franchise tag – a move he claims he now regrets. He ultimately never played another snap for the Steelers after that decision, eventually signing with the New York Jets. But he was never the same dominant running back he was before the move.

[Le’Veon Bell]