KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dwayne Bowe will have to settle for the paltry sum of $9.5 million if he wants to play for the Chiefs this season.
Bowe has been trolling for a long-term deal that would guarantee him about $25 million. But it ain't happening -- not under Scott Pioli's watch.
If Bowe wants to play football this year, it will be with a franchise tag.
He'll have to wait until next year before a new deal can be negotiated. And that might be too late.
Bottom line –- the Chiefs don't trust Bowe. Would you?
Remember, he's the guy who shot off his mouth to a national publication about how his Kansas City teammates would go online, find women and then fly them into a city for a Chiefs road game.
Bowe referred to it as "importing."
He said it was set up so there was a girl in every room.
(I'm sure that went over real well with the wives of the married players on the team.)
Look, no one questions Bowe's talent. He's a gifted athlete, but still drops too many balls.
He can't be happy about the tag, but it should be incentive enough to go out and bust his butt and prove the Chiefs wrong.
Bowe could catch 100 balls this year, and I don't see Pioli investing $45 or 50 million in this guy with $20 to 25 million guaranteed.
He's too much of a risk.
I think Pioli wants to take a hard look at Jonathan Baldwin and some of the other receivers and see what they can do.
Say what you want about Todd Haley, but he whipped Bowe into shape.
Bowe feared Haley. I'm afraid Romeo is too much of a father figure that Bowe might not take seriously.
With #7 quarterbacking this team, the Chiefs are built to run first and play defense.
Getting Brandon Albert extended is much more important to the future of this football team than risking a multi-year contract on Dwayne Bowe.
The Chiefs clearly –- clearly -- made the right call on this one.
That’s Jack’s Smack.
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