NFL teams have until March 5 to use their franchise tags on a player that they would like to keep around for at least one more year. For the Chiefs, that player is likely wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds, is a big target for any quarterback. In his five years with the Chiefs, Bowe has racked up 4,927 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns.
If the Chiefs feel that they are unable to sign Bowe to a long-term deal, they will likely opt to pay him the $9.6 million that would come along with the franchise tag. If the Chiefs are going to use it, they will use it on Bowe. The other option would have been cornerback Brandon Carr, but it's believed that the Chiefs will allow him to hit free agency since they signed former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt.
Bowe is the only Chiefs player that makes sense for the franchise tag and since there are only a couple of days left, Chiefs fans can likely expect the news any day now.
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