Le’Veon Bell is a free agent but should the Kansas City Chiefs consider signing the veteran running back?
The Kansas City Chiefs are an offensive juggernaut. The team has so many weapons on that side of the ball that opposing defenses are often powerless to stop the Chiefs from scoring. Patrick Mahomes leads a speedy group of skill position players that include Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. The team added to its embarrassment of riches during the last NFL Draft when it selected LSU running back Clyde-Edwards Helaire at the end of the first round. So far this season, the Chiefs are rolling, winning four of their first five games.
Across the country, the New York Jets are going in the opposite direction of the Chiefs. The team’s starting QB is playing sub-par football, the organization is often criticized in the press for being dysfunctional, and, oh yeah, they’re 0-5. The Jets also cut former All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell this week, leading to speculation that the Chiefs and other Super Bowl contenders might try to scoop him up.
Will the Chiefs Sign Le’Veon Bell?
If he can be had for a team-friendly price, there isn’t a lot of downside to signing Bell. Listen to the podcast above for the full explanation but the fact of the matter is the Chiefs are not very deep at the running back position. Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson aren’t scaring anyone and CEH is still a rookie. While CEH would clearly still be the lead back if Bell were to join the team, the depth Bell would bring to the position group alone would be worth the signing. Bell would be one more weapon defenses would have to worry about and he would also enable the Chiefs to give CEH rest during games and throughout the season, which will especially be important considering Edwards-Helaire will be playing a 16-game+ season for the first time in his life.
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