Dwayne Bowe is without a doubt, one of the most talented players on the Kansas City Chiefs roster but, had one of his worst seasons in 2013.
Bowe caught just 57 passes for 673 yards, both totals the lowest of his career other than his suspension-shortened 2009 season. He also found himself in a bit of trouble, when he was pulled over in north KC back in November and arrested for possession of Marijuana.
However, Bowe feels he will be back to his old Pro-Bowl form in 2014, due to his new routine in dieting and workouts.
“I made the initiative to be in better shape,” Bowe told USA Today. “I’m getting older, and talking to the old vets, the only way you last longer is to be in better conditioning. I took that to the heart and am training extremely hard this year.”
During OTA’s, one of the more consistent comments was how good Bowe looked and that was almost a month ago now. He’s down to 212 pounds, roughly 13 pounds lighter than what he weighed at the end of last season.
Andy Reid has even said that he would like to get Bowe more involved in the offense in year two of his system and Bowe feels the same way,
“I’m moving around, doing lot of motion, so I want to be as fit and in as good a shape as possible,” Bowe said. “I feel lighter, and it’s definitely because of what I’m eating and how I’m treating my body. That’s the main reason why I’m feeling so explosive.”
During OTA’s, most reports were how good he and Alex Smith were beginning to click and that Bowe was lining up in several different areas of certain formations. Another thing that could lead to Bowe having a big season, is his offseason work with Arizona Cardinals receiver, Larry Fitzgerald.
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Bowe had the best season of his professional career in 2010, when he lead the league with 15 touchdowns and had 5 multi-touchdown games. He credited a lot of that success to Todd Haley, and his work with Fitzgerald.
The Chiefs did next to nothing to improve their receiving corps this season, so having any improvement from the players already on the roster is more than welcome. Bowe is entering year two of his 5 year, $56 million dollar deal and didn’t hold up his end of the bargain in year one.
Training camp starts in 12 days and Dwayne Bowe will be in the best shape of his career. Lets hope that is translates into the best season of his career.