“While Bowe tries, and often tries too hard, he comes across as unreliable, difficult to read and consumed by ego,” Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star wrote Monday. “Bowe is good, but he’s not elite. Too many drops. Flawed route-running. Having no idea how his words sometimes make him sound. He should’ve hoped for, but not expected, a monster payday, and now he’ll have to wait several months for another swing.”
Bowe has always been a better fantasy player than real-life option. His conditioning, consistency, hands and attitude have been questioned over the years. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has committed to guys like linebacker Derrick Johnson, defensive back Brandon Flowers and running back Jamaal Charles, who are all “core” players. He doesn’t seem to view Bowe that way.