Chiefs fans this is the news you've been waiting for. Dwayne Bowe has signed his “Franchise Tag” this morning and will end his hold out.
Not counting his 2009 season, one that was cut short by injury, Bowe has averaged 77.75 catches, with 1074.5 yards receiving and 8 TDs a season. Bowe is clearly a top tier WR in the NFL, and with the emergence of Jonathan Baldwin, the Chiefs have a great receiving tandem now to pair with a very strong run game.
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While Bowe is only signed for one season in which he is owed $9.6 Million, he is a key to building one of the NFL's youngest teams into a perennial play off team. Starting this year, the Chiefs will be the favorite to win the AFC West, at least in this writer's opinion. The team is full of young talent, and that talent is starting to develope a lot of experience.
Quarterback Matt Cassel has been under a lot of scrutiny after coming to Kansas City as a free agent, in three seasons in KC, Cassel is yet to complete over 60% of his passes, or throw for over 3,500 yards, both of which he did in New England. This year, if Cassel has a healthy offense around him he won't have an excuse not to lead this team to the playoffs.