Le'Veon Bell says he'd retire over playing for Andy Reid again

By , Audacy Sports

Though he got a chance to be on a team that played in the Super Bowl, former All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell apparently wasn't fond of the time he spent with the Kansas City Chiefs, and specifically playing under Andy Reid.

Reid - the sixth-winningest coach in NFL history - is beloved by the overwhelming majority of those who played for him. Bell doesn't fit into that category, though:

Bell caught on with the Chiefs in mid-October, following his release from the New York Jets. While serving as the 1B to first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Bell averaged four yards per carry, rushing for 254 yards in nine games with the team.

However, Bell's role in the postseason was pretty much non-existent. Despite Edwards-Helaire missing the team's AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Cleveland Browns, Bell received just two carries, with Darrel Williams getting the bulk of the work on the ground. A knee injury forced Bell to be inactive for the AFC Championship Game win over the Buffalo Bills, and while he dressed for Super Bowl LV, Bell didn't receive any touches.

Now 29, Bell's last great season came in 2017, when he rushed for 1,291 yards and added 655 receiving yards. Rather than play on the franchise tag for the second consecutive season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell sat out the entirety of the 2018 season. Since then, Bell has run for just 1,117 yards and racked up 599 receiving yards in - ironically - 26 regular season games.

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