The question many Chiefs fans are pondering is how would Bell contribute to a team that has Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis at the safety positions. Is it possible that Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel are seeking some sort of competition?
With the exception of one game where he did not start, Bell has started every game for the Dolphins since 2008.
He has had over 100 tackles each of the last four seasons and has collected six interceptions in his career since coming out of Eastern Kentucky in 2004. Bell also has 11 sacks and nine forced fumbles in his career. He has been a serviceable safety for the Dolphins.
Bell has started 67 games and probably wants to start in Kansas City if he and the Chiefs come to an agreement, although a backup role may be better for both parties. We'll see how the meeting goes and if the two sides can agree to terms.
The Chiefs could use Bell to build depth at safety after Lewis was the only active safety. Lewis started in all 16 games while many of the defensive backs missed games due to injury. If another injury strikes, Bell could find himself starting alongside Berry or Lewis.
As mentioned before, the Chiefs seem more than comfortable with Berry and Lewis as their safeties, and Bell is a player who started a lot during his tenure with the Dolphins. Nonetheless, Bell signing with the Chiefs could make things interesting. In a quarterback-driven league, teams can never have too many defensive backs.
Adding Bell to a core of defensive backs with Berry, Lewis, Brandon Flowers and Stanford Routt would be scary to go up against as the Chiefs do have a strong defensive front that can apply pressure.
Pioli has done a good job this offseason bringing in talent, mostly on offense. Let's see if he can bring in a defensive player, like Bell, who could help the Chiefs defense improve.
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