KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From sitting out a year to playing in the Super Bowl, a lot has changed for Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell.
“One of my more intriguing seasons," Bell said.
Bell's decision to sit out the 2018 season is not one he regrets. If anything, Bell said it helped extend his playing time.
“It kind of reset my body. I feel like it’s really going to help me for the end of my career, the elongated of my career," Bell said.
Sitting out also is what led to his departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers and move to the New York Jets, but his time in New York was cut short. The Jets waived Bell after only two games into the second year of a four-year contract.
Bell landed with the Kansas City Chiefs, a decision Bell said wasn't easy to make.
“Obviously a tough decision, like I said, it was probably tougher than my free agency decision for real," Bell said.
Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough said the team was impressed with Bell and how he handled himself when he joined the team.
“Obviously after his time in New York and then coming to us, we’ve been very impressed with his professional disposition, how hard he works," McCullough said. "He just wants to work. That’s been most impressive to me is just his disposition, how hard he works and the impression he’s made."
While Bell's role in a Chiefs uniform may be minimal, he's fine with it. On Tuesday, Bell said he came to Kansas City for one specific reason: to win.
“As long as we win the game, that’s where I’m at with it and I’m so happy," he said. "That’s why this season has been so different, but it’s been satisfying to me in a sense that we win the Super Bowl."