Bell said he was fine on Wednesday, before starting the first practice with his new team. He took his chances (5-1) with the majors to “strengthen” himself.
“I played at such a high level for so long,” Bell said, referring to his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I had two years [with the New York Jets] Where it’s not a high level, and people see it that way. So I wanted to get here, get my feet back under me, get into a good offense, get the ball when I can [and] There is not much pressure on me, I just play football.
“I think coming here will give me an opportunity to do so. There are many [good] Players. I don’t need to worry about how many times I’m touching it. “
Bell said he joined the majors for a chance to play alongside players such as coaches Andy Reid and Mahomes, of which Bell said, “I’ve never played with the player MVP-wise.”
“Trying to come here in any way to help this team was just unquestionable,” Bell said. “When I decided to come here, I already knew the weapons, and there was only one football to move around. I think I can show what I can do in the routes that run in space. There are so many opportunities. ” I think this offense is a good fit for my skill set. I think Coach Reid does a good job of getting the ball back into space. I’m glad I got this chance. ”
Reid would not commit to being Bell in uniform against the Broncos in Denver. “We’ll see how he does in practice this week,” Reid said.
Bell indicated that he would be ready to play.
“The longer I stay in my playbook, the more serious I will be about my playbook, the bigger my role,” he said. “I think I’m doing a good job so far.”
Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP, said he was eager to get into a game for Bell, especially what he can do for the majors as a receiver.
“That’s a mismatch coming out of the backfield,” Mahomes said. “The way he is able to run routes, the way he is able to split up and basically have to be a receiver is very special. He’s going to get a lot of matchups. I don’t think he’s been up lately. I was on that with a lot of linebackers., And I’m sure he’s very excited about it. ”