Chiefs Could Use Franchise Tag On Dwayne Bowe, According To A Source

The Kansas City Chiefs could be placing the franchise tag on veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe if the two sides can not reach an agreement on a new contract, this is according to a league source. Bowe did have a career-high with 81 receptions and had his third season over 1,000 yards receiving.

Bowe was able to achieve those numbers even though the quarterback situation was not stable for the Chiefs in 2011. In Bowe's five-year career he has had 1,000 yards in three of those seasons and has 36 career touchdowns.

If Bowe is to receive the franchise tag his 2012 salary would be guaranteed at $9.5 million. The franchise tag amount is actually less than what it was in years past because of the new collective bargaining agreement, so there could be a rash of teams looking to use this since it could be less than signing the player to a multi-year contract.

For more on the Chiefs go visit Arrowhead Pride.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.