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Once again, the rich get richer. Our latest example is newly-released Jets running back Le’Veon Bell signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s hard to find teams in the NFL that don’t need more talent, but Bell managed to do it. Good grief. If they weren’t already, this football team is about to be unstoppable.
While Twitter was sleeping …— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 15, 2020
Le’Veon Bell is signing with the #Chiefs, sources tell me and @JimTrotter_NFL.
(A good reminder to download the @nfl app, and watch @nflnetwork,
It’s possible or even probable that Patrick Mahomes was in Bell’s ear. They began following each other on Twitter just yesterday.
Leveon Bell and Patrick Mahomes just followed each other on Twitter, take that as you may.— Ty⛵️ (@CheetahMVP) October 14, 2020
Pairing Le’Veon Bell with Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the backfield doesn’t seem fair. Bell serves as another weapon, not only to run the football, but to catch the ball out the backfield. While Pittsburgh slightly upgraded their backfield abilities when they replaced Bell for James Conner, Bell still racked up 85 receptions for almost 700 yards in 2017. Combine that ability with what is likely to be the most talented quarterback ever? Now the rest of the league has a new problem.
We shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but we can’t help but wonder if this move is the running back edition of Randy Moss to New England. Moss was basically MIA on offense before his 2007 campaign in Foxsborough. He then became Jerry Rice overnight.
Le’Veon Bell is still just 28 years old and likely has plenty left in the tank for Andy Reid and his jigsaw of an offense. Good luck to the rest of the NFL.
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Bell is good, but I’m not sure I want him out there more than Clyde Edwards-Helaire. That kid is on pace to have over 1600 total yards, so you don’t want to go jacking around with what’s working too much. I’m not sure Bell gives you anything “more” other than depth at the position. I hope Clyde remains their main back the way he’s played.
Bell is washed up. Plus he doesn’t play defense.
Don’t have to play defense when you score 40/night. Like saying Mike Tyson wasn’t a great defensive fighter. Wouldn’t matter.
Hasn’t played a solid, meaningful game since 2017. Not necessarily a bad signing, but not sure how it moves the needle or addresses KC’s problems.
Agree with Brad on this. Actually may be a step back. Bell can be Cancer in the locker room.
If this is such a great get for KC, Why did an 0-5 jets team release him?
getting released by the Jets doesn’t mean anything. Steve Jobs was fired from Apple. Didn’t alter Jobs’ legacy in the slightest. Jets will be the Jets. About to move on from Darnold too. Can’t have nice things.
No one with a voice has stated the obvious that I’ve heard: Possibly the worst business decision in my life following sports to leave the Steelers. Bell would have cake walked into the HOF in 3 more years playing for the Steelers. Now he’ll end his career just another good player.
Got dat bag doe
As a proven locker-room cancer, I think the chances he hurts the team are higher than the chances he helps the team.