The Kansas City Chiefs selected Dwayne Bowe with the 23rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and he went on to spend the next eight seasons with them.
For the most part, Bowe was a disappointment for the Chiefs, only amassing double-digit touchdowns once in his career. He had an incredible 2010 season, which likely is why he was granted the big time extension he received before the 2013 season began.
Bowe didn’t live up to the hype at all, only catching five touchdowns the next two seasons.
Bowe’s contract was for five years worth $56 million ($26 million guaranteed). It seemed absurd to give him that big of a contract at the time and now it looks even crazier.
Bowe didn’t live up to the hype at all, only catching five touchdowns the next two seasons. He was released by the Chiefs in March of 2015 and spent the 2015 season with the Cleveland Browns.
After one bust of a season in Cleveland, where Bowe was given $9 million guaranteed, Bowe hasn’t played a snap in the NFL.
This was the first big “miss” when it came to re-signing free agents for John Dorsey, but I guess it wasn’t tough to blame him. He wanted to make sure that Alex Smith, the Chiefs newest quarterback, had a top-tier guy to throw the football to.
Crazy to think that had the Chiefs not released Bowe, he’d still have one year remaining on this contract.