Le’Veon Bell chooses the Chiefs

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Last year, the Chiefs had interest in trading for running back Le'Veon Bell. This year, they’re signing him as a free agent.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Bell will sign with the defending Super Bowl champions. It’s a one-year deal, heavy on incentives.

PFT has confirmed that the Chiefs will sign Bell, who was released by the Jets on Wednesday.

Bell provides a potent weapon for the running and passing game, one that complements rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The first-rounder started strong for the Chiefs, but his rushing numbers has dropped since gaining 138 yards in the season opener.

The Chiefs hadn’t replaced Damien Williams, a Super Bowl hero who opted out due to the pandemic. They tried to sign Adrian Peterson, but they wanted to wait until after Week One to do so. He chose the Lions instead.

If Bell can play like he did in Pittsburgh, he can be a real difference maker for an offense that already has plenty of strong pieces.

Bell reportedly was considering the Chiefs, Bills, and Dolphins.

77 responses to “Le’Veon Bell chooses the Chiefs

  1. As a Chiefs fan I never ever would have thought Bell would play for our team…

    2020 strikes again! Welcome to the squad Le’Veon #runitback

  2. The rich get richer, while no one any good wants to play for Gase / the Jets. What exactly are the Jets waiting for to fire this clown?

  3. The Cheifs will be good for Bell. He has a real shot at a ring, and the best part is there is no pressure to carry the team. All he has to do is make plays when he’s called on, which he still has the ability to do.

  4. Gase is the RB career killer. Congrats to Bell for escaping that dumpster fire.

    If nothing else, Bell will help protect Mahomes. I’m going to bet Bell has 1 more good year in him.

    With what the Jets paid him, the plan should be win a Ring and retire.

  5. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelcie, Sammy Watkins, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones now Le’Veon Bell… How much freaking money do the Chiefs have?

  6. Sounds like a win-win for KC & Bell. He stills gets cash from the Jets and extra money from KC plus a shot at a ring. KC might get a difference maker later this year and playoffs.

  7. I just always shake my head at all the “experts” on here who did nothing but ridicule and mock Bell. Listen, I’m still happy as heck that the Jets dropped him, that situation didn’t work out for either the Jets or Bell. So goodbye Le’Veon and good luck to you. But everyone labeled him a “cancer” in the clubhouse, a washed up player, etc. And here we had no less than 3 – 5 teams legitimately interested in signing this supposed failure. And I’m sure the fans of those prospective teams were happy as heck to possibly get him. Even the Patriots! LOL!

  8. Let’s pause for a minute to consider that Le’Veon Bell was released by the Jets. Not a good team or even a mediocre team, or even just a bad team. The Jets. They’re the worst team in the league.

    And Le’Veon Bell was released by the Jets.

  9. I was hoping Le’Veon Bell made his way to Miami because they could actually use him since I can assure you that Patrick Mahomes is sitting there as we post completely UNAMUSED since he would rather see Some O-LINE help walk in the door along with more Receivers getting put on the field. but i digress.

  10. As a Chiefs fan, if Bell can check his ego, the thought of Mahomes in shotgun with Tyreek, Hardman, & Kelce lined up on the outside with Bell and CEH beside Mahomes, is amazing.

  11. The Steelers passed on him and the Jets cut him, but KC fans think he’ll be a key component. Mahomes got his $500 mil and Gardner Minshew has more passing yards. Josh Allen…marinate on that has a better QBR, yards, YPG and TDs. Bell isn’t helping that. Get your boy right first.

  12. Adam Gase has a way of “punishing” players. First he dumped Jay Ajayi on the Eagles who won the Super Bowl that year, and now Le’Veon Bell will be forced to play for the defending SB champions. Way to show them Adam!

  13. This is like the McCoy signing. If he plays well, he gets Kareem Hunt usage, if he doesn’t, he sits.

  14. Like it’s going to help a them. They have NO offensive line! He’ll fit right in, with all there other high characters. Lmao

  15. This Is 2020, not 2017, 1 flat tire and a cloud of 28 year old dust ain’t what it used to be!

  16. This will make Gase look really bad when he assimilates into the locker room and causes no headaches.

  17. This is great for KC as long as they don’t fall in love and try to make this more than a rest-of-season deal. Let someone else be foolish and throw money at him after this year.

  18. All these RB’s being expendable is bananas. Fournette, Gurley & Bell. Then these guys who not so long ago were dominating the league….Peterson, Freeman, & McCoy. KC landing Bell seems a bit unfair.

  19. I don’t think he lost a step. I’d rather say his timing is off. The O-line of the Jets, and Gase did not help either. He’ll be ok in KC, and could surprise the naysayers, big time. He is a unique talent, and will be inspired in this new environment, and so will his play.

  20. Let’s see what this guy can do behind an o-line that isn’t garbage.

    I’ve never seen anyone as good as Bell was at waiting for blocking to develop. In NY, he was waiting for 20 games for the blocking to develop. It never did.

    Now he’s got a real o-line in front of him.

    If he can’t play in KC, then the people who are saying he’s washed were right.

    I think he can still play, but we’ll see.

  21. He’ll have some decent games, be non-existent in others. And then get hurt. Hopefully (for KC’s sake) he doesn’t become a locker room cancer as he has elsewhere.

  22. How is remotely possible that a city like New York City has two completely ignorantly managed / owned teams like the Knicks and the Jets?

  23. Man, from Joe Delaney to Le’Veon Bell. How disappointing. We didn’t need Bell, but I guess Andy wants to be more like the Cowboys.

  24. shyts7 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 7:45 pm
    As a Chiefs fan, if Bell can check his ego, the thought of Mahomes in shotgun with Tyreek, Hardman, & Kelce lined up on the outside with Bell and CEH beside Mahomes, is amazing.

    18 15 Rate This

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    No, it’s not.

    – Pats Defense

  25. Low investment for potentially high reward. Good investment by the Chiefs. If he contributes more than Shady did last season, it’s a win. If he underperforms or turns into a problem, he’s gone and no big loss. In Veach we trust.

  26. Bell needed an opportunity to revive his career, and now he has it. If he’s smart, he’ll train hard, eat right, learn the playbook quickly, listen to his coaches, be a great teammate and be grateful and ready for the chance to return to greatness. And if and when things work out, he’ll credit his teammates and coaches and attribute his success to the people around him. Right mindset, right intentions, right effort, right execution, right attitude.

  27. Why Chiefs? You got greedy thinking he was the same guy that was a Steeler. And you are. Dudes a soloist. Its all about him. Plus he’s going to give his teammates bad advice and the me, me, me attitude.

  28. I’m not sure this will work out for KC. If Bell turns out to be the super big head it sounds like he is it could blow the chemistry on the KC team up.

  29. cam180 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm
    I don’t think he lost a step. I’d rather say his timing is off. The O-line of the Jets, and Gase did not help either. He’ll be ok in KC, and could surprise the naysayers, big time. He is a unique talent, and will be inspired in this new environment, and so will his play.
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    Does that mean that Jets RB, La’Mical Perine would be a unique talent if traded? After all, blaming timing, Gase and the offensive line, even he is averaging only 0.2 yards less per carry then Bell. I guess Jameison Crowder’s timing is off too. Right?

  30. Reminds me of antonio brown getting released by the raiders and signing with Tom brady and the Patriots.

  31. campcouch says:
    October 15, 2020 at 7:54 pm
    The Steelers passed on him and the Jets cut him, but KC fans think he’ll be a key component. Mahomes got his $500 mil and Gardner Minshew has more passing yards. Josh Allen…marinate on that has a better QBR, yards, YPG and TDs. Bell isn’t helping that. Get your boy right first.

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    The same boy who was mvp in his first year as a starter and sb mvp in his second? I wouldn’t trade mahommes for ALL 31 starting qb’s put together. A down game for him is a great game for anyone else.

  32. This is so bad for football, in my opinion. Bell wanted out of Pittsburgh and got his wish. Anyway you look at it, it hurt the Steelers that he left.
    He signed a contract which paid him some 28 million dollars with the Jets and for whatever the reasons, during his two seasons there he did not contribute very much at all for them. Apparently, he didn’t like the coach and the feelings were mutual.
    So — now here he is signing with one of the top 3 teams in football. If he has anything left — and I think he probably does — this is a major signing by the Chiefs.
    As a football fan, I always want to see a level playing field for everyone and when I see stuff like this Bell situation happen, it bothers me.

  33. AP said he has two goals left in the NFL: 1) Win a SB title and 2)pass Emmett Smith as the all time leading rusher. I think he would have had a better chance at both playing in KC than Detroit. In KC he wouldn’t be the primary threat. I’m sure he’d have more running room due to every defense selling out to stop Mahomes and that passing game. There must have been some significant financial considerations involved for him to choose Matt Patricia and the Lions over Andy Reid and the defending world champions.

  34. I’m not really a fan of a guy trying to get cut so he can go sign for another team (add LeGarrette Blount to that list). In my opinion there needs to be some deterrent to prevent this from happening. if you don’t like your contract blame the person who signed it. Everyone laughed when Bell signed with the Jets because everyone, except Bell, realized it wasn’t going to work. So, he works the system and gets himself cut and because of his contract isn’t claimed on waivers and now he’s free to sign with whomever I want. I think this process is bad for football.

    Will this signing be good for the Chiefs? Who knows. Is this the same Bell that was in Pittsburgh three years ago? Does he have anything left in the tank? Can he get along with those in the locker room? How quickly can he learn the offense? Only time will tell. If this works out the Chiefs will be ecstatic. If he doesn’t work out, Bell could find himself a former-Chief before the season is over.

  35. ajg314 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I just always shake my head at all the “experts” on here who did nothing but ridicule and mock Bell. Listen, I’m still happy as heck that the Jets dropped him, that situation didn’t work out for either the Jets or Bell. So goodbye Le’Veon and good luck to you. But everyone labeled him a “cancer” in the clubhouse, a washed up player, etc. And here we had no less than 3 – 5 teams legitimately interested in signing this supposed failure. And I’m sure the fans of those prospective teams were happy as heck to possibly get him. Even the Patriots! LOL!

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    Teams were still interested in Antonio Brown after he melted down in Pittsburgh. The Patriots even gave him a shot after he continued the meltdown in Oakland. We saw how that worked out, though AB was further gone from what I’ve seen.

  36. shyts7 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 7:45 pm
    As a Chiefs fan, if Bell can check his ego, the thought of Mahomes in shotgun with Tyreek, Hardman, & Kelce lined up on the outside with Bell and CEH beside Mahomes, is amazing.

    ——————

    No, it’s not.

    – Pats Defense

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    Monday Oct 5th, 2020- KC 26-NE 10, case closed

  37. Wow, who knew there was so many unemployed NFL GM’s on here offering their opinion on who to sign and who you shouldn’t sign. I’m pretty comfortable with Veach and his professional opinion on whether or not Bell is a good fit. You know your team is elite when you get this many haters giving negative comments on anything your team does, but come next February they will all be saying that they wished their team had signed Bell.

  38. The biggest problem with this signing is the contract. It’s incentive laden. While good financially for Kansas City, what happens when Bell is needing more yardage or TDs and isn’t getting the touches he wants to get to those incentives? Does he start calling out the coaching staff for not getting involved enough? Does he start calling out teammates? Also through week 5 this is the number 17 ranked offensive line (with Kelechi Osemele), the Jets came in at 19, so he can expect the same competence in blocking in front of him. If that becomes an issue does he start calling out the linemen for not opening holes?

    This has powder keg written all over it.

  39. gooboy6 says:
    October 16, 2020 at 11:34 am
    shyts7 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 7:45 pm
    As a Chiefs fan, if Bell can check his ego, the thought of Mahomes in shotgun with Tyreek, Hardman, & Kelce lined up on the outside with Bell and CEH beside Mahomes, is amazing.

    ——————

    No, it’s not.

    – Pats Defense

    —————————

    Monday Oct 5th, 2020- KC 26-NE 10, case closed

    See you in the playoffs with Cam at QB. KC loses that game if Cam plays. You know it so case is indeed very open.

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