Just a few days after Le’Veon Bell and the Jets parted ways, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed the former All-Pro to boost their backfield!
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Le’Veon Bell two days after he was released by the New York Jets. The team announced the move Thursday to add another potential dynamic offensive player to an offence that already features Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Bell won’t be able to suit up against the Bills due to COVID-19 protocol but he should be well versed in the offence by the time they face the Jets in two weeks. It was reportedly a decision between the Chiefs, Dolphins and Bills, the next three teams New York face, coincidentally.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a great start to the season against the Texans, but since then he has been one of the most inefficient backs in the entire NFL. He gets all the goal-line work but just cannot score and the Chiefs thought they might as well take a flier on the former All-Pro Le’veon Bell to push their offence to the next level. So far Helaire has only rushed for 344 yards and has 169 yards receiving in five games. Bell never consistently flashed the skills that made him one of the NFL’s best dual-threat running backs before sitting out and signing with the Jets. He rushed for 789 yards and three touchdowns and also wasn’t as prominently featured in the passing game as expected, catching 66 passes for 461 yards and a score. The Chiefs are hoping he gets back to his former self with a better offensive line.
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