Le’Veon Bell opens up on why he signed with Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs beefed up their star power to this high-powered offense with the addition of running back Le’Veon Bell. Given where both sides are at in the 2020 NFL season, it is shaping up to be an ideal match.
Bell acknowledged that the prospect of playing in an offense led by head coach Andy Reid and an MVP-caliber quarterback in Patrick Mahomes was simply too good to pass up, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2020
Bell’s comments are certainly understandable considering all that had transpired during his time with the New York Jets. The three-time All-Pro frequently bumped heads with head coach Adam Gase and he filed to provide much bang for their buck with his inefficient usage in their offense. His strained relationship with Gase was magnified by the constant losing and the Jets decided to let him hit the open market following a winless start to the 2020 NFL season.
Some may also perceive Bell’s praise for Mahomes as a knock on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Although Roethlisberger has out together a Hall of Famer-worthy resume in his own right, there are few quarterbacks in history that will be compared to the Chiefs’ star when it is all said and done.
Bell’s versatile skill set and proven track record as a workhorse back makes him an ideal fit in this up-tempo offense. Of, course, he will be locked in a timeshare with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the backfield.
Fortunately, both players have already addressed their excitement to take this group to the next level. Reid’s history with utilizing dynamic playmakers certainly gives them good reason to be optimistic.