Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
Others like Dwayne Bowe, they’d take him.
The Miami Dolphins have some money available this off-season, north of $40 million, and a lot of it is sure to be spent on at least one wide receiver,” writes Rant Sports. “Their own free-agent, Brian Hartline, may cost a pretty penny to re-sign, but we may see Miami re-up with him and still try to land another top-tier wide receiver. I would have to think that Dwayne Bowe will be on Miami’s radar, and to be honest several other teams too, but with money to spend, the likely scenario is that Miami will look to surround Ryan Tannehill with weapons.”
A Tannehill-to-Bowe connection wouldn’t benefit us, it’d hurt to see Bowe thrive someplace else, especially since Kansas City drafted him. I’m of the opinion Bowe can still help Kansas City.
NFL Trade Rumors listed their top-50 free agents for 2013. Bowe’s No.6 on their list.
ESPN’s Bill Williamson believes Bowe has a better chance of staying in Kansas City with the new regime.
Reid has spent money on offense before and he loves receivers. If he thinks Bowe is worth a big deal, I can see Reid really thinking about it. I think the odds of Bowe staying in Kansas City are greater with this regime than had the previous regime been kept.”
Packers Greg Jennings is another big name. Jennings says the Packers will do what’s best for the team.
“At the end of the day, you know the Packers are going to do what’s best for the Packers…And that’s not going to change whether you’re No. 4, No. 80, No. 85, No. 77. That’s going to be the case. They’re going to do what’s best for the Packers and the organization.”
The Packers have featured Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson more, so Jennings might be expendable. Chiefs’ GM John Dorsey knows Jennings, it’s possible Jennings could be an option, but Jennings turns 30 in September, coming off injury and had a low production year.
I don’t see Jennings as a better fit than Bowe.
Mike Wallace is the next best catch and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said it’s “very doubtful” the team will place a franchise tag on Wallace. He added, “I don’t think we have too many franchise players. We’re not married to anybody.” Wallace finished 2012 with 64 receptions, 838 yards and eight TDs. It was his least productive year since his rookie season in 2009.
Wallace (27) is younger than Bowe, but Wallace had it better with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback. The Steelers have 18 other unrestricted and six restricted free agents on their roster to be concerned about. Wallace will have his suitors.
The Chiefs entire roster is being looked at by Dorsey and Reid, Bowe should be tops on the list.
Bowe wants to stay (he says) in Kansas City, he’s young still and could do even better with a confident QB. It helps too that Reid is a confident play caller. If the Chiefs let Bowe walk, then they’ll need to draft or sign another, unless Jon Baldwin suddenly gets it. Wallace wouldn’t be terrible, but Wallace is just about it. Definitely not a Wes Welker who’s 32.
If Kansas City doesn’t make an effort for Bowe, then others will be in hot pursuit.
Good day, Chiefs’ fans!