Le’Veon Bell Signs With The Chiefs
Le’Veon Bell wasn’t out of work for very long. Bell has signed with the Kansas City, per Adam Schefter.
The former New York Jets running back was cut from the team just two days ago, after failing to trade the disgruntled running back multiple times. Bell signed a massive four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets before the 2019 season. Bell and New York Jets head coach Adam Gase could not see eye-to-eye, and Bell was gone.
The former second-round pick out of Michigan State had great success with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was a three-time Pro-Bowler in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Bell was named First-Team All-Pro in 2014 and 2017, he was also named Second Team All-Pro in 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to add firepower to an already explosive offense. Signing Bell sends an unmistakable message that the Chiefs do not believe that Clyde Edwards-Helaire can be an every-down running back.
Edwards-Helaire has eight goal-line carries and zero touchdowns. The only touchdown of his career came against a terrible Houston Texans defense in Week 1.
The first-round pick out of LSU peaked in Week 1 and has failed to top 64 rushing yards in a game since then. As for his receiving ability, Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 70 receiving yards in Week 3 but has not come to that number since.
Although Le’Veon Bell’s production plummeted with the New York Jets, his output with the Pittsburgh Steelers is a sign that he can perform like the best running back in the NFL in the right environment. Le’Veon Bell will be playing the New York Jets later in the season, a revenge opportunity against his former team.