Chiefs news revolves around how Le’Veon Bell has the Kansas City Chiefs amongst his final three teams.
The Jets officially released Le’Veon Bell on Wednesday and now he’s narrowed down his search to three teams with the Kansas City Chiefs being one of those. The Dolphins and Bills are the other two teams in the running for Bell’s services.
The Chiefs drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round earlier this year, but the run game hasn’t been able to get going. A lot of that blame falls on the offensive line, but the Chiefs are obviously optimistic that Bell could get something going in the run game. He’s also a great pass catcher and we all know how much Andy Reid loves running backs who can catch the ball.
The other two teams appear virtually set at running back or at least have plenty of options. The Bills have Devin Singletary and rookie Zack Moss while the Dolphins have a trio of Matt Breida, Myles Gaskin, and Jordan Howard in their back field.
Ironically enough, these three teams are the next three opponents on the Jets’ schedule. Whether or not that has anything to do with Bell’s decision remains unknown, but it does seem like an odd coincidence, doesn’t it?
Here’s what’s trending in Chiefs news from around FanSided
- Le’Veon Bell won’t fix the run game [KC Kingdom]
- Chiefs expected to have interest in Le’Veon Bell [Matt Conner, Arrowhead Addict]
- 5 Potential NFL Teams that could sign Bell [Khaled Abdallah, NFL Spin Zone]
Check out what’s trending in Chiefs news from around the rest of the web
- Bell choosing between Bills, Chiefs, and Dolphins [Josh Alper, Pro Football Talk]
- Bell landing spots and best fits [Bill Barnwell, ESPN]
Do the Kansas City Chiefs need Le’Veon Bell to be a Super Bowl contender? No. Adding him, however, gives them another weapon in an already deep offense. While I previously wrote an article about how he wouldn’t help the run game and how he’s dramatic, the Chiefs wanting to bring him in isn’t surprising given their struggles with running the ball through the past month.
The Chiefs have long been tormented by Bell over the years when he was with the Steelers, so it would be nice having him in a Chiefs uniform and knowing he can’t squash KC’s dreams in a big game. He’ll likely make a decision regarding his future in the next few days.