Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is having a pretty good vacation.
The former first-round pick received some very good news today when he learned that the Chiefs have signed him to a five-year contract extension.
On vacation til I got the call that changed my life. I wanna Thank the Hunts Family & The Chiefs Organization. twitter.com/DwayneBowe82/s…
— Dwayne Bowe (@DwayneBowe82) March 4, 2013
Bowe received the franchise tag from the Chiefs in 2012 and it was widely believed he would be receiving it again in 2013. Still, there were reports a couple of weeks ago that the Chiefs were trying to re-sign Bowe.
The narrative in the media, leading up to today’s franchise tag deadline was that the Chiefs would have to choose between LT Branden Albert and Bowe.
The narrative of among fans was “why can’t we keep both?”
That is exactly what the Chiefs did.
We have no word yet on what Bowe’s contract will be but it is likely to be close to $10 million a year.
This signing doesn’t mean the Chiefs are totally set at receiver. Despite spending a first round pick on Jonathan Baldwin and a second round pick on Dexter McCluster, the Chiefs have not been able to find a receive that can be an adequate sidekick to Bowe.