The Kansas City Chiefs bring a dynamic tight end to their organization by signing Blake “Belldozer” Bell to the team.
Another homecoming signing is in store for the AFC West. The “Belldozer” is coming to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Blake Bell, 27, grew up just a few hours away from Arrowhead Stadium in Wichita, Kansas. The newest Chiefs tight end will add depth behind Travis Kelce. After the departure of Demetrius Harris, the position has been left empty.
Hailing from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bell appeared in 10 games with eight catches for 67 yards. His biggest contributions to the game came as a pass blocker. As a tight end, however, he also played in 50 games and tallied 30 catches for 357 yards.
Blake Bell comes from a long history of NFL players. His uncle, Mike Bell played 12 years with the Chiefs. Bell’s father, Mark Bell, also played football in the NFL from 1979 to 1984.
Before transitioning to tight end as a senior in college, Bell was a quarterback similar to Travis Kelce.
The newest tight end has earned his nickname “Belldozer” due to his imposing height and his tough running style. Standing at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, it will be very difficult to stop him.
“The nickname started with the media my freshman year,” Bell told the press when he was playing with the San Francisco 49ers. “The media came up with three ideas and ultimately landed on ‘Belldozer.’ The fans caught on and it stuck.”
Can Bell earn the second tight end spot?
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the addition of Bell would bring much-needed support to the team. With Patrick Mahomes at the helm, Bell could be well on his way to a breakout year.
Bell will be in the running for a roster spot alongside Deon Yelder and David Wells. Yelder played in three games with the Chiefs in 2018 while Wells spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad. They will all be in competition for a roster spot behind Travis Kelce. The veteran tight end is coming off a career year of 103 catches for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns. With his experience, Bell seems to be a good fit in the offensive scheme for the Kansas City Chiefs.
This isn’t a big signing for the team; however, it is still a good move. The Chiefs needed to bring a quality tight end to the team who could become the protégé of Travis Kelce. As the season progresses, Kansas City will look to one of their tight ends to fill the blocking and pass-catching roles. By utilizing the strengths of Blake Bell, the Chiefs will be ready for another playoff run.