Chiefs’ Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I wish him the best’
Chiefs coach Andy Reid took the high road Thursday when it came to former Kansas City running back Le’Veon Bell.
Over the weekend, Bell took to social media to talk about Reid.
“I’ll never play for Andy Reid again,” Bell wrote. “I’d retire first.”
In follow-up comments on Twitter, Bell said he had a “personal problem” with Reid because of something the coach said to him without revealing what that was.
Reid made a brief remark to reporters Thursday.
“I enjoyed my time with him. I’m pulling for him,” the veteran coach said. “That’s how I roll. I wish him the best.”
Bell joined the Chiefs last season on Oct. 17 — three days after his release from the New York Jets.
The 29-year-old rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the Chiefs. He had two carries for 6 yards in the AFC Divisional playoff win over the Cleveland Browns before being inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. the Buffalo Bills.
Bell did not play in Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bell was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers before sitting out the entire 2018 season on the franchise tag in a contract dispute.
After signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in March 2019, Bell gained 1,250 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns in 15 starts with the team that season.
Bell has rushed for 6,453 yards and 40 touchdowns and caught 394 passes for 3,259 yards and eight scores in 88 games (81 starts) with the Steelers (2013-17), Jets (2019-20) and Chiefs (2020).
Bell is a free agent.
–Field Level Media