Le'Veon Bell Signs with K.C. Chiefs, 1-Year Deal

  • Le'Veon Bell Signs with K.C. Chiefs, 1-Year Deal

Le'Veon Bell Signs with K.C. Chiefs, 1-Year Deal

According to an earlier report on Thursday, Bell narrowed down his choices to the Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills. Bell will prioritize his role in the offense and chances of winning in his decision. Steelers reunion unlikely at this point.

The Kansas City Chiefs just got stronger. Bell and coach Adam Gase appeared to not mesh since the running back signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with $35 million guaranteed last year as a free agent. He moves from the 0-5 Jets to the 4-1 Chiefs, who are the defending Super Bowl champions.

Bell won't be eligible to play in Week 6 because of strict covid-19 protocols, which include testing for up to six days before he's cleared to join the team. Le'Veon took to Twitter soon after the news broke to confirm the signing with a photoshopped picture of himself in his new team's unis.

Some of his best games actually came against the Chiefs, including a 179-yard rushing day in October 2017 and a 144-yard outing in October 2016. He also hauled in 69 passes for only 500 yards and another touchdown through the air.

The presence of Bell gives the Chiefs a luxury to now scale back Edwards-Helaire's workload in his rookie season. The former Jet will not be eligible to play this week, but he should be available for Week 7.

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