Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe Reacts To His New Contract

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.

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.

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  • Jim Harper

    Lets hope that Alex Smith will put the ball where Baldwin can pick up his game.

    • KCMikeG

      If Baldwin can look anything like what we saw in camp this year we will be in great shape.

  • Jane Okkinga

    I never understood why everyone thought that the Smith move meant that Geno was off the table. i have always thought that they would pick up both Smith and Geno.

    • Tysaiah Franklin

      I like that idea, great insurence policy and when Alex is done G.smith could take over, or in case of a injury to A.smith (god for bid), I also like the idea of warmick or milliner.

  • KCMikeG

    Now this is what I expected from Dorsey & Reid! I am coming around on the AS signing and can’t wait to see what else gets done with FA in the next week. Then we can have some serious draft option conversations. I look for Bowe to explode this year with a real QB throwing to him in Reid’s system – can you say YAC??

    The tag on Albert is brilliant. Gives us another year to see what happens with his back, to develop Stephenson and start planning for next year at LT. Glad to see we got DQ done too. Now give me some Pitoitua & Edgar Jones.

    • dominicscarlatti

      So, do we still draft a LT and ask Branden to move to LG? Or does this mean, more likely, that we will draft Milliner or a DL, perhaps moving Dontari to a DE position?

      It would be crazy, and I think there is no chance of this, but can you imagine us now going ahead and drafting Geno with that first pick?!

      • KCMikeG

        NO – Albert has worked to become a very good LT and said in interviews that he took it as an insult for people to say he should move anywhere else on the line. Besides you don’t pay a LG $10M a year.
        I like Milliner but think Alston or Wrey-Wilson with our 3rd pick would be a wiser move. I like your idea of moving Poe to DE and drafting Sharrif Flyod with our 1st pick – hopefully traded back with a replacement #2 pick.

        • dominicscarlatti

          I’m not an expert on the merits of various 3-4 and 4-3 schemes, but I don’t think Floyd is more than a 4-3 DT. Of course, Sutton will supposedly utilize a variety of fronts with the one-gap 3-4 as our base, so maybe Sharrif is in our reckoning…
          I agree that it may be more prudent to wait until the 3rd round to nab another CB (play to the strengths of the draft), but then who do we take at #1 ? If Lotulelei’s heart checks out, he’d be an obvious choice, but right now, I think it’s likely that he will fall precipitously.
          Sure would be nice to be able to trade down from that pick, but that seems unlikely, also, unless there is a 4-3 team that just has to have Floyd.

          • KCMikeG

            My hope is that as FA ends and the draft draws near that someone will want Geno or Joeckel/Fisher bad enough to give us the #2 we need to replace. The good news is that Dorsey & Reid are making it hard to find the position of need worthy of our #1 pick by making strong moves in FA. I am leaning towards Flyod over Star because of his heart. If we aren’t going to take a QB #1 then how about we go crazy and take Minter at SILB or Wormack at G? I know you’re not supposed to pick those positions #1 but they would be huge difference makers day #1.

  • PunjabiPete

    Great moves, and I agree with Jane. I don’t understand why we can’t pick up Geno Smith with the first pick and have Smith and Smith (or make Geno change his last name to Wesson) on the field. It’s not like it’s unheard of. Washington did it with good results.

    I think we will be OK with Baldwin. Mark my words.

  • Danny W

    Some where over Dwayne Bowe.