Le’Veon Bell fires a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Don’t expect Le’Veon Bell to re-up with the Kansas City Chiefs to play for Andy Reid this season.
Bell remains an NFL free agent ahead of his age-29 season out of Michigan State. While he was an All-Pro performer in the early part of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell has not been the same player since holding out in 2018. His New York Jets tenure was an unmitigated disaster, and it looks as though his time with the Chiefs did not go all that much better for him in 2020.
Now, we have proof that Bell’s late May comments on Instagram were a direct shot at Reid.
Le’Veon Bell crushes Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on Instagram
In nine games with the 2020 Chiefs, Bell had just 63 carries for 254 yards and two rushing touchdowns. While his yards per attempt of 4.0 was just a tick off his career average of 4.1, it is understandable why Bell grew frustrated playing for Reid. In his offense, he loves to throw the ball more than pound the rock in his West Coast scheme. Then again, Bell should have known this.
So yes, it would serve Bell to go play for a defensive-minded head coach who prefers to win games with a ball-control philosophy. That is what he thrived in playing for Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh and in college for Mark Dantonio before that at Michigan State. However, his days of being an NFL workhorse back are probably over. He can be productive, but needs the right team.
Crushing Reid on social media will inevitably limit where Bell could end up signing this summer.