Le'Veon Bell is now officially a member of the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of Monday's game against the Buffalo Bills after signing with the team just recently. However, Bell will not be able to play on Monday due to extensive COVID-19 testing.
Bell will wear No.26, which is also Damien Williams' number. Since Williams decided to opt out this season to help his ailing mother who is fighting cancer, Bell will be allowed to wear the same number.
It is in the Chiefs' best interest that Bell produces at the same rate as well.
The last time fans saw Williams play was in the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. He was tremendous for the Chiefs, finishing with 104 yards and a TD on the ground, as well as four receptions for 29 yards and a receiving TD.
The last time Le'Veon Bell recorded a 100-yard rushing game was December 17 of 2017 when he was still playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Although Bell's struggles have been apparent, there is no doubt that he has the potential to be one of the best running backs in the NFL. If anyone has the capability to ignite offensive potential, it is most definitely Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
Regardless of who is in the Chiefs' backfield, the offense always finds a way to get them involved. Reid loves to use his running backs in the passing game, which is a facet of Bell's play that hasn't been utilized since his days with the Steelers.
Le'Veon Bell put himself in the most ideal situation to succeed again in the NFL. Don't expect him to get the majority of carries right away, but don't be surprised if he's a big part of the offense by the end of the season.
Editor's note: This story was updated to note that while Bell is now officially a member of the Chiefs, he's not actually able to play against the Bills on Monday.