Kansas City Chiefs newly signed running back Le’Veon Bell will make roughly $690,000 in salary for the remaining 12 weeks of this season, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Furthermore, if the Chiefs make the playoffs, Bell can earn up to $1 million in incentives. So with that said, Bell could earn up to $1.69 million as a Chief in 2020.
The New York Jets will also have to pay him the remaining $6 million in salary that’s included under a termination clause within the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. He’ll also be paid roughly $4 million in 2021 by the Jets. Bell played in only 17 games with the Jets before they released him Tuesday, ending a disappointing tenure with the team. The Chiefs, who desperately needed another running back after Damien Williams opted-out this season due to COVID-19, signed Bell two days later.
The former All-Pro will now be joining one of the top offenses in the league in the Chiefs. They currently rank N0. 3 in total offensive yards this season. In Bell’s one game this season, he carried the ball just 19 times for 74 yards and no touchdowns. The 28-year-old running back also caught three passes for 39 yards.
Nevertheless, considering that the Chiefs will be limited in cap space this offseason, Bell’s tenure with the team will most likely be for only one year. With that said, Bell’s performance for the Chiefs this season will highly dictate what kind of contract he’ll get this offseason. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills showed interest in signing him after he was released from the Jets on Tuesday.