The Le’Veon Bell Sweepstakes is over and the Chicago Bears did not win, place, or show.
In the end, Bell lands in one of those rich-getting-richer situations.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets the Kansas City Chiefs are signing Bell to a contract to take him through the rest of this season. Sources tell Schefter Bell chose the Chiefs over all other suitors because he believes in Kansas City’s Super Bowl chances. I can’t blame him. The Chiefs are the league’s defending champs and seem primed to repeat.
Early reports listed the Bears as among the interested parties. Some insiders and oddsmakers even thought of Chicago as a top landing spot. But nothing materialized after that, and Bell ultimately was left choosing between the Bills, Dolphins, and Chiefs. Conveniently enough, those teams happen to be next on the schedule for the Jets — who released him on Tuesday.
So if you like petty football, circle November 1 on your calendar. Because that’s when the Chiefs and Jets square off. And you better believe the revenge game factor will be on another level.