KCCD Editor: Elliot Dennis
Dwayne Bowe signed a new 5-year, $50 million deal, $24 million guaranteed, just minutes before the franchise tag deadline. This allowed Branden Albert to be tagged. A lot of Chiefs fans should be happy about this move.
Aside from Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe is and has been the Chiefs most consistent offensive weapon over the past few seasons. The Chiefs made a very smart decision in locking up their best wideout for the long-term.
Read on to hear my thoughts on the Bowe deal.
With no top-flight, #1 receiver in this year’s draft class and no second round draft pick (where the meat of the WR crop will go), the Chiefs had to make this happen. Successful organizations keep their own guys in house for the long run. Plus who would Alex Smith have had to throw to if Bowe left? McCluster? Baldwin?
The Chiefs got a steal at $50 million deal for Bowe. Currently he is the 5th highest paid receiver in the NFL. With how NFL teams overpay for players nowadays, the Chiefs hit a home run on the Bowe deal.
Bowe staying in house was the best move the Chiefs could have made in regards to the franchise tag deadline, and the Chiefs went above and beyond the expectation by keeping him long term, keeping their tackle, and reaching an agreement with Dustin Colquitt (punters are people too). I certainly didn’t expect everything to happen as it did.
John Dorsey and Andy Reid have done a great job so far. They traded for a quarterback and kept the Chiefs three key free agents in house.
The only question left is: who will the Chiefs draft with the 1st overall pick?
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