Dwayne Bowe to be Released: Fit With Jags?
Dwayne Bowe is to be released by the Kansas City Chiefs, per Adam Schefter.
Bowe, who was signed to a 5-year $56 million contract to start 2013, became relatively expendable by the Chiefs after their signing of Jeremy Maclin to the team. Bowe, like the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers, failed to score a touchdown during the 2014 season.
Bowe wasn’t ever really worth $56 million, but he is worth something and many teams will be more than happy to find out what he’ll take.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who missed out on both Maclin and Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, would be wise to take a look at Bowe.
Bowe, who has had three 1000 yard seasons with the Chiefs, is probably on the tail end of his career at 30 years old. Yet he’s still dependable.
Even with zero touchdowns scored last season, he still averages five touchdowns a season. He had a monster 2010 with 15 so we’ll call that balancing the zero in 2014, but he’s still putting up decent points. Beyond that, his 754 yards last season is nothing to scoff at. Keep in mind, he is catching passes from definitive game manager Alex Smith.
Can you expect Bowe to produce better with an adequate quarterback who is willing to take chances?
Well, maybe not adequate but Blake Bortles is certainly willing to take shots downfield and put his receivers in a position to succeed.
There are concerns with Bowe: he doesn’t catch all the passes his way, he dropped a fair number last year, and he’s struggling after getting a big contract.
He is a proven receiver, though, and the Jags can use anybody capable of putting up points. Hopefully 2014 was the lone exception for Bowe’s career. It will be interesting to see where he ends up, even if the Jags don’t take a look.
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