Dwayne Bowe reportedly signed a 1-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in order to officially retire with the team.
Dwayne Bowe is calling it quits, putting an official end to his career by signing a 1-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs to retire with the team. The former 2007 third-overall pick was the Chiefs’ top wide receiver for over half a decade (2007-14).
Throughout the course of his career with the Chiefs, Bowe averaged 894 receiving yards over eight seasons, including 44 total touchdowns and 3 1000+ yard seasons. His 2010 campaign was one of the best the Chiefs had seen, as he recorded 15 touchdowns and 1,162 receiving yards. After making Bowe the third highest-paid wide receiver in 2013 by signing a five-year contract, he was arrested in the 2014 offseason and served a brief suspension.
The signing of the 1-day contract follows suit with Chiefs legends Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson, who also signed contracts to retire with the team earlier this offseason. Charles and Johnson both had elite careers with the Chiefs and are considered one of, if not the all-time best at their respective positions. While Bowe may not have been the best wide receiver the Chiefs have seen, he still saw a lengthy and impressive career.
After being released by the Chiefs following the 2014 season, he played for the Cleveland Browns, appearing in seven games but only amassing 53 receiving yards. Perhaps with a consistent quarterback and keeping his nose clean, Bowe could have been one of the best receivers in the league. The potential was there, but it was not utilized properly as the Chiefs saw its struggle at quarterback throughout the 2000s and early 2010s.
Nevertheless, Bowe’s stellar 2010 performance earned him a Pro Bowl invitation and placed him on the Associated Press’ second-team All-Pro roster. Bowe is the Chiefs’ third-leading all-time receiver, with 7,155 receiving yards. He had not played since his brief stint with the Browns, but is officially calling it a career with this signing.