Sport Le'Veon Bell getting denied chance at Chiefs revenge is hilarious
No, Patrick Mahomes' mega-contract won't hamper the Chiefs' championship window
Having a starting quarterback on a rookie contract is considered a gate key to success in today's NFL. Ever since the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII with Russell Wilson hitting the team’s salary cap that season for less than $1 million, NFL teams have sold out to this model of securing a young QB, taking advantage of his capped rookie salary and making a run at a Super Bowl during the window prior to the QB being due for major renegotiation. Since then, the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs (twice) all reached Super Bowls with their quarterbacks costing a relative pittance compared to the league average.
Le'Veon Bell's Chiefs revenge will have to wait — he wasn't activated off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad despite their need for running back depth.
Bell had a lot to say about his brief stint with the would-be AFC Champions, specifically. That's likely related to the fact that he didn't get much playing time in the first place.
"I'll never play for Andy Reid again… I'd retire first," Bell said.
The now-Ravens running back still believes he deserves a starting opportunity, despite no one giving him that chance time and time again since he left the New York Jets.
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Even if Bell does play, he would likely do so in a very limited role. That said, the Ravens are desperate for running back help after losing both J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill to season-ending injuries. Bell was a star with the Steelers from 2013-2017. But then he sat out the 2018 season due to a contract dispute and signed with the Jets the following year. Bell spent a disappointing season with the Jets and was dropped by them after two games last season. He signed with the Chiefs but had a limited role that left him disappointed.
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Reid did Bell a favor, and told him his unfortunate NFL reality. He hasn't taken kindly to that, specifically stating that he has to stop playing for offensive-minded coaches.
"lol the only difference with the steelers was they gave me opportunity… haven't had that since I left, I probably need to play for a defensive minded head coach instead of these offensive minded guru's," Bell tweeted.
Bell went on to say he'll sign somewhere when he's ready, which he did in Baltimore. Theoretically, he should have an opportunity there given the injury to JK Dobbins. John Harbaugh either doesn't think he's ready, or that he's good enough to contribute to this offense just yet.
Frankly, Bell doesn't deserve a Chiefs revenge in the first place. He got playing time and didn't perform on one of the best offenses in NFL history. What more does he want?
— or any team, really — is going to give him a starting job right now. He hasn't been that player for a very long time.
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