4 sneaky threats the Panthers should worry about at the Chiefs

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Le'Veon Bell
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Le'Veon Bell /
3 of 5
Carolina Panthers
(Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports) Le’Veon Bell /

Scouting Report. LE'VEONBELL. 124. Pick Analysis. RB. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS. 26. player

Le’Veon Bell – RB

It might be strange to label someone who was once one of the NFL’s most feared running backs as a sneaky threat. But Le’Veon Bell has suffered his fair share of turmoil since deciding to sit out the 2018 season and eventually moving on from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

His decision to join the New York Jets was an absolute catastrophe. Bell had trouble fitting in and clashed more often than not with head coach Adam Gase, which resulted in the player finally getting put out of his misery and onto the waiver wire.

Moving to Kansas City must be like night and day for Bell. He has gone from a team who probably won’t win a game this season to having a realistic shot at a Super Bowl ring and he has shown glimpses of his old self during his first two games in a Chiefs uniform.

First-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire remains their primary back, but the Carolina Panthers will need to keep a close eye on Bell when he lines up in the backfield. The former second-round pick is still a dual-threat weapon who has played well enough to earn a 72.9 grade from Pro Football Focus, so there is every chance he can make a bigger impression once he fully acclimatizes to a new offense.

The Panthers have struggled to stop the run again this season. This represents a real chance for Bell to have a breakout game with enough touches and really announce his arrival in Kansas City.