According to sources, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a five-year deal with WR Dwayne Bowe and P Dustin Colquitt. These deals helped the Chiefs put the franchise tag on Brandon Albert.
Dwayne Bowe was a huge priority for the Chiefs. Despite poor quarterback play, Bowe was still able to produce throughout the first three months of the season. However, Bowe was unable to play the last couple of weeks due to a rub injury in December. Bowe finished the year with 801 receiving yards, 59 catches, and three touchdowns. His best year, however, was in 2010. He was selected o the Pro Bowl after earning 72 receptions, 1,162 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns.
It’s also worth noting that Dwayne Bowe is only 28 years old, which means by the time this contract is over, he will be 33, an age when most wide receivers begin to decline in production. After Bowe, the Chiefs don’t any notable targets on offense. With new head coach Andy Reid and new QB Alex Smith, it’s going to be important to put points on the board, and it’s going to be heard to do that with Jonathan Baldwin as your #1 target.
Dwayne Bowe tweeted his appreciation of the agreement saying, ”On vacation till I got the call that changed my life. I wanna thank the Hunt Family & the Chiefs organization.”
In my assessment, the Chiefs have done the right thing here. The Chiefs aren’t as far off as people believe. They have some good veterans, like Bowe, that are ready to contribute and get back to winning games. As long as Andy Reid can fix the problems in the locker room and plug guys into the right spot, the Chiefs will go in the right direction.