New England Patriots

CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 01: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the New York Jets runs with the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

Less than two days after being released, Le’Veon Bell has a new home. According to a Facebook post from ESPN’s Adam Schefter (because of course Twitter was down at the time), Bell is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Bell wanted to win a Super Bowl and believes Kansas City is the place to go to try to do it,” Schefter writes.

The financial information of the deal has not yet been disclosed. However, Bell was expected to take a team-friendly deal given the Jets still owe him $19 million over the next two years.

Through various reports on Thursday, it seemed Bell’s likely landing spots included the Chiefs, Patriots, Bills, and Dolphins. Ultimately, he ends up leaving the AFC East.

While the Patriots certainly could have used the influx of talent on the offensive side of the ball, Bell going to Kansas City is probably the best outcome for New England short of him coming to Foxborough. The Patriots have already played the Chiefs this season, but still have one game left against Miami, and two against first-place Buffalo. Bell has given the Patriots trouble in the past, but this way if they face him again this season, it will have to happen during the playoffs.

In Kansas City, Bell will help ease the workload of standout rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He will be yet another option for Patrick Mahomes in an offense that includes Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, and Demarcus Robinson.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at