Former New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell has found a new home, and it’s with the reigning world champions. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the 28-year-old is taking his talents to Arrowhead Stadium and joining the Kansas City Chiefs.
Per ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the deal is for one year and the former Michigan State Spartan will have to undergo five days of COVID-19 testing before he is able to participate in team activities.
The Chiefs face the New York Jets in Week 8. During his time in New York, Bell tallied 863 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Ohio native began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, signing with them in 2013 and leaving the squad in 2018 due to frustrations with his contract. While playing under Mike Tomlin, Bell 5,336 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns and 312 receptions for 2,660 yards and seven TDs.
Bell showed an immense amount of enthusiasm on Twitter following the announcement, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes co-signing the excitement.
Earlier Wednesday, Mahomes was coy about whether or not Bell was slated to eventually wear the red and white, only saying he leaves those decision-making tactics to general manager Brett Veach.
“I leave that stuff up to Veach … Whoever’s in this locker room we make sure they’re ready to go to make plays on Sunday,” No. 15 said in a pre-game presser. Looks like Bell will soon be in the locker room with the reigning Super Bowl MVP, ready to make some superstar plays.
Chiefs Kingdom, this is truly the beginning of a new and fun dynasty in Kansas City.