Updated: Oct 16, 2020
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After having a falling out with the Jets and being released on Tuesday night, it didn't take long for Le'Veon Bell to find a new home, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Bell is signing a one-year deal with the Chiefs. Schefter states the following: "Bell wanted to win a Super Bowl and believes Kansas City is the place to go to try to do it."
Bell joins a team that is defending their Super Bowl title from last year and pose a high-powered offense that has one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Patrick Mahomes. Bell is a great addition to an already dynamic skill player corps of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Bell was somehow misused by Adam Gase when he was with the Jets, but he should be in good hands in Kansas City, as Andy Reid is one of the most creative play-callers in the league.
Bell had narrowed his choices to the Chiefs, Dolphins and Bills earlier today, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Bell signing with the Chiefs is a smart move for him as it's obviously the most talented teams of the three and it presents the best opportunity for him to win a Super Bowl, something that he got close to with the Steelers but could never make an appearance.
Bell went for the money when he decided to sign with the Jets and it ended up as a disaster football-wise, as he never rushed over 100 yards in a game and his longest run was 19 yards in his 17 games with the Jets. On top of that, he never really got along with Gase and publicly complained about how he was used in the offense on multiple occasions.
Bell will look to redeem his career with the Chiefs, and with the supporting cast that he's around and a head coach that should utilize him well, things should go well for him in Kansas City, all things considered.
The Chiefs host the Jets in Week 8. Expect no pregame pleasantries between Bell and Gase, that's if Gase is still the head coach of the Jets by then. Currently, at 0-5, that's no guarantee.