Three-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is a free agent — and as of this writing, he has yet to pick his next destination. Bell was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday night. Since he will still make $6 million from the Jets for 2020, he could pick a team based upon fit and position for 2021 free agency and sign for the veteran minimum.
The Chiefs are in that mix, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, who was the ESPN Steelers beat reporter when Bell was a member of the Steelers.
Le'Veon Bell prioritizing role in offense and chances to win among part of his free agency evaluation. Many people around league believe Chiefs will have interest because of fit. Bell trains in Miami so perhaps Dolphins a consideration.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 14, 2020
Fowler told 610 Sports Radio’s “The Drive” that Bell was hoping to make a decision by Wednesday night (click here for the full interview with Fowler). NFL Network’s Peter Schrager noted that “multiple teams” are inquiring for his services.
Multiple teams are inquiring on Le'Veon Bell right now.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) October 14, 2020
No doubt he'll end up somewhere and will have choices. Could end up with a legit competitor and still will make $6 Million from Jets this season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the last trade conversations the Jets had were with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders — all AFC foes of the Chiefs.
Prior to releasing Le’Veon Bell, the Jets had trade conversations with the #Dolphins, #Patriots and #Raiders pic.twitter.com/BjYjyc8ksX— Roto Street Journal (RSJ) (@RotoStJournal) October 14, 2020
Sports betting website, BetOnline.ag originally listed the Chicago Bears as the favorites to land Bell.
Odds on Le’Veon Bell’s next team— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) October 14, 2020
Bet on these odds here https://t.co/rEfVlRXANR pic.twitter.com/HDES4EUFag
The Chiefs finished late Wednesday afternoon as the new favorites (+300) before the odds were taken off the site board. We discussed Bell’s fit in Kansas City on the latest edition of Arrowhead Pride Radio.
As a final note, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Bell followed each other on Twitter on Wednesday. And then there was this:
Hello Leveon pic.twitter.com/NILVuHBj9H— Joel Thorman (@JoelThorman) October 15, 2020
What happens next? We will keep you posted here at Arrowhead Pride.