The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs simply added a serious improve at working again as they appear to repeat as Tremendous Bowl Champions, signing Le’Veon Bell to a one-year deal Thursday night time, per CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Bell, who was launched by the New York Jets earlier this week, selected the Chiefs over the Miami Dolphins — who reportedly supplied Bell a two-year deal in a last-minute try and lure him.
In Kansas Metropolis, Bell will be a part of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the Chiefs will definitely type a working back-by-committee. Edwards-Helaire rushed for 344 yards within the Chiefs’ first 5 video games, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Edwards-Helaire additionally offers a pass-catching possibility out of the backfield, however Kansas Metropolis does not have sufficient depth behind him — as Darryl Williams is the staff’s second-leading rusher amongst working backs with simply 35 yards.
Bell offers Kansas Metropolis extra depth out of the working again place, which the Chiefs desperately want. Bell struggled in his two seasons in New York, having simply 863 dashing yards and three dashing touchdowns whereas averaging a paltry 3.27 yards per carry — all final within the league among the many 16 working backs which have logged over 240 carries because the begin of final season.
Bell has did not report a run of 20+ yards since Christmas Day 2017 — with the Pittsburgh Steelers — so a recent begin in Kansas Metropolis was wanted. He nonetheless offers worth as a move catcher, recording 66 catches for the Jets in 2019 –averaging 7.0 yards per reception.
CBS Sports activities Senior Fantasy Editor Chris Towers offered a breakdown of how Bell’s addition impacts the fantasy soccer worth of each Le’Veon and Clyde-Edwards Helaire shifting ahead. We do not wish to sound the alarm bells simply but, however Edwards-Helaire homeowners would possibly wish to begin making different plans.
Among the best backs within the NFL with Pittsburgh, Bell had over 1,800 yards from scrimmage in three of his ultimate 4 years with Pittsburgh earlier than the quantity dwindled to 1,250 with the Jets final season. The numbers will not be excessive in Kansas Metropolis, however Bell must be a extra productive participant in a rotational function with offensive line.
Bell is banking on becoming a member of the NFL’s most high-powered offense to assist revive his profession and that is the right alternative for him to additionally get his first Tremendous Bowl ring.