Contract Details Released After Le’Veon Bell Signs With Chiefs
On Thursday, former All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell announced he would be taking his talents to the Kansas City Chiefs just days after the New York Jets released him from the roster.
Instead of keeping his talents in the AFC East as he gave the Bills and Dolphins a thought as well, he decided to give himself a Super Bowl winning chance by pairing up with Patrick Mahomes and company.
The cash-strapped Chiefs didn’t have to open their wallets very much as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the Chiefs are paying Bell just $690,000 in base salary.
Here’s more from ESPN:
“The base salary will be prorated for the five games Bell was not on the Chiefs, meaning he will make around $690,000. He can earn up to $1.69 million in total this season with Kansas City before hitting 2021 free agency at age 29.”
Bell has the chance to earn up to $1.69 million, if he hits all incentives.
Fowler reported that amount will “defray it by the amount of the salary on his new contract with the Chiefs.”