Report: Le’Veon Bell leaves great first impression on Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Le’Veon Bell before the team’s Week 6 bout with the Buffalo Bills and he’s already turning heads. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Bell has left a great first impression on coaches and players of the Chiefs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2020
Following his release from the New York Jets, Bell considered signing with multiple teams. In the end though, he ultimately chose the Chiefs, giving him a formidable chance of advancing to a Super Bowl this season.
Despite signing with Kansas City ahead of Week 6, Bell wasn’t able to make his debut with only a couple of days of practice. However, after a full week of practice, Bell is slated to play in his first game with the Chiefs on Sunday versus the Denver Broncos.
Even though he’s struggled in the past year with the Jets, members of the Chiefs believe he’s still one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL. There’s no doubt that Bell’s underwhelming performance in New York could have been overstated due to him playing in an Adam Gase offense.
Of course, upon joining Kansas City’s high-octane offense, Bell will likely split touches with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The rookie first-round pick is coming off of a career day against the Bills where he rushed for 161 yards on 26 attempts.
It remains to be seen what version of Bell the Chiefs are going to be getting for the rest of the season. After seeing him practice with the team for a week, Kansas City is confident that they’ve added yet another playmaker in Bell.