3. Blake Bell
Wichita native—shout out Bishop Carroll—and nephew to former Chiefs defensive lineman Mike Bell, Blake holds an intrinsic spot in the heart of Chiefs Kingdom. The family ties and regional upbringing pale in comparison to the role that Blake Bell played in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 championship run, but we’ve already dealt with the pain of letting him go once. We could all handle doing it again.
Bell went unsigned after the 2021 season, but landed back with the Chiefs on the cheap in March. Kansas City has run a notable amount of tight end-heavy formations through the first seven weeks of the season, but none have featured Blake Bell. Although he’s been sidelined with injury, Jody Fortson and Noah Gray appear to be in competition for the heir to the Kelce throne. The success they have each had has pushed playing time for Bell upon his return to the bottom of the priority list.
He’s clearly a locker room favorite, and his name carries with it championship pedigree. There is more than just a team or two in need of a trusty pass catcher at this time of year. Why not send him off to help restock the seventh-round pick jar and see if Veach can land another sneaky value in April?