Kansas City Chiefs: Parting With Dwayne Bowe?


No, this is not breaking news, and the Chiefs have not parted ways with “star” wide receiver Dwayne Bowe…yet.

Now before I get into the nitty gritty as to why I think the Chiefs should cut Bowe, I want to share the reason he should stay.

Bowe, yes, has had a few off years as of late. His numbers have not been great, certainly not worthy of a number one receiver money. However, this is also the same receiver that led the league in touchdown receptions, with Matt Cassel under center! He has had 3 1000 plus yard seasons during his time with the Chiefs. Bowe is also used differently than he was a few short years ago. He has been used as a blocker on many different plays, and he is a good blocker and has opened up many holes for his fellow teammates. Bowe has many strengths and has used them to the best of his ability. He can be a productive receiver, he has shown flashes of just how good he can be. He is big, strong and can be deadly after the catch, when he makes them.

But every silver lining has a dark path. His production has declined in the past 3 seasons. Yes, some of that could be placement in a new offense and the occasional injury bug. There is no denying that Bowe is severely overpaid for the amount of production he has shown of late. Counting nearly 15 million against the cap is insane for a receiver that has not had over 1000 yards on the season in three years. Now in the case that the Chiefs do decide to cut him they can only save 5 million in cap space, and a little more if he is a post June 1st cut. So there is some benefit to parting ways with him.

Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) celebrates with the fans during the second against the Oakland Raiders half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Now what I would like to see happen with the situation is a pay cut. Bowe knows his numbers, he sees them flashed across screens and sports blogs. The no receiver with a touchdown in 2014 looms over his head like a dead weight. Bowe has to know what he is worth. General Manager John Dorsey, should find a way to rework the deal that Bowe signed in order to free up some much needed money in order for the Chiefs to make some key free agent signings, not to mention locking up star linebacker Justin Houston. The likely hood of this actually happening, one cannot be sure. However if Bowe is unwilling to play ball he could very well find himself testing the free agency market. At 30 years old coming off of three sub par seasons the amount of money he will command will not be close to what he feels his “value” is. More than likely Bowe will be cut, but maybe if he is willing to help his team he will take a new deal so the Chiefs can stay competitive in 2015.

What do you think, Addicts? Do you feel Bowe will be in a Chiefs uniform, or will he be the victim of a series of cuts the Chiefs will have to face this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

Go Chiefs!