The rich get richer. The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Jets running back Le’Veon Bell to a one-year deal. This is a huge acquisition for a team trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
The Chiefs are certainly trying to get the Le’Veon Bell of old at Pittsburgh who dominated the league with his elusive and patient running style mimicked by very few backs.
The Le’Veon Bell signing is also a very smart strategic play in the sense that Le’Veon Bell is a huge chess piece for the Chiefs in that he is a very good pass catcher and route runner who can emulate the play of a solid wide receiver while still playing as an outstanding running back.
The Chiefs also have rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire who has emerged as more of a power back so the Le’Veon signing adds a much needed balance to the running game of the Chiefs. It’s likely that C.E.H and Le’Veon will split carries and act as a dynamic duo in the backfield.
Le’Veon could also help in short yardage and goal-line situations as Edwards-Helaire has so far shown to be very limited in those situations.
This was a solid move that the Chiefs really had no choice but to make as Helaire has been somewhat underwhelming, aside from a solid first week performance, and they lacked the depth at the running back position since Damien Williams opted out of the season.