With the franchise tag deadline fast approaching (March 4th), the Kansas City Chiefs will have a decision to make on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
The Chiefs have to decide if they’re going to place the tag on Bowe for a second straight season or let him test the free agent market, since both sides haven’t worked out a long-term extension.
Former Chiefs’ general manager Scott Pioli told SiriusXM NFL Radio that if he was still in charge he would tag Bowe again.
“Dwayne is a good, productive player at a position of need,” Pioli said, per ProFootballTalk.com. “He’s the best receiver on the Chiefs. He’s one of the better receivers in the NFL. . . . I don’t believe he’s as good as maybe his agent thinks – and when I say that I don’t say that disrespectfully – I just mean there was a difference in opinion. I think he’s a top receiver that would deserve to be compensated in the top ten range, not the top five.”
A lot of teams around the NFL are worried about Bowe tailing off once he gets paid. For this reason, I would tag Bowe for a second straight season.