Le’Veon Bell will take the field when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.
As if the high-powered Chiefs need any more weapons, they now have Le’Veon Bell in the backfield. Easily one of the league’s most dynamic running backs of the past decade, Bell will be unleashed against the Broncos on Sunday.
It just remains to be seen how much of Bell the Broncos will get.
Bell was recently released by the New York Jets after 17 lackluster games with the team. But those who follow the league can understand how dangerous he could be with the Chiefs, who already have the league’s best offense.
In Week 7, Bell will likely be used sparingly. He is still learning the playbook and the offensive system, so Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still going to be the lead back. But just because Bell sees a limited amount of snaps doesn’t mean he won’t be effective.
NFL Network’s James Palmer recently explained that the Chiefs are happy with Bell’s progression and are likely eager to get him on the field.
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Many will compare this to when the Chiefs signed LeSean McCoy last season after he was released. In his first game with the team, he was given 10 carries and caught one pass. But Bell is not McCoy. While McCoy was 31 years old last season when the Chiefs signed him, Bel is still just 28 years old.
Bell has much more tread on the tires and could easily get 10 carries in this game. He is as good as any receiving running back in the league and with Patrick Mahomes playing quarterback, it would not be a surprise to see Andy Reid try to dial something up.
The Broncos will have a tough enough time trying to keep up with the likes of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Edwards-Helaire, but it would be a major mistake to let Bell slip through the cracks.
Bell may not be a major focal point of the Chiefs’ offense on Sunday, but he has the ability to make some big plays in the game and the Broncos must be ready for that.