Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com doesn’t think there’s a good chance that Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will be back in Kansas City after this season, with the development of some of the younger receivers they have on their roster.
“The Chiefs have gone into the past few years with a lot of cap space and seems like that will be the case again,” wrote La Canfora. “Carrying Bowe around $10 million against the cap isn’t an issue, and they have used several recent high draft picks on wide receivers, trying to build some depth there … So many in the league wonder how willing they would be to do the kind of deal it would take to lock up Bowe long-term.”
“Bowe, who hasn’t signed his tag, has done some special stuff with Matt Cassel, but how long will Cassel be running the show at quarterback? It certainly seems there could be more transition to come on the offensive side of the ball unless the overall productivity greatly spikes. Seeing how 2012 plays out and then making long-term decisions at quarterback and receiver could be a smart approach for the Chiefs, especially if some of their draft picks start to develop more rapidly.”
La Canfora make some valid points. Maybe Bowe will head to South Beach.