One of the busiest teams this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs just agreed with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on a five year contract. There is no news on the actual payday that Bowe will receive, but it with the new contract the Chiefs avoid putting the franchise tag on Bowe.
Albert Breer of NFL.com was one of the first to report on the new deal between the team and Dwayne. The Chiefs will now be using the franchise tag on Branden Albert. Kansas City also signed their punter, Dustin Colquitt to a deal that will give a little under $9 million in guaranteed money over the course of the contract. That will make Colquitt the highest paid punter in the NFL.
Both Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid wanted to make sure Bowe did not land anywhere else.
Dorsey spoke about the deal, “When we first arrived, one of the first items on our agenda was signing Dwayne. He’s been a key player on our offense and is one of the premier players at his position. We are pleased that Dwayne will be a member of this team for years to come.”
Andy Reid concurred with Dorsey saying, “We’re excited to have Dwayne on the roster for the long term. Dwayne’s a big, physical receiver who has had success in this league. He is part of the Chiefs family, and it was important to him to remain in Kansas City. I’m looking forward to working with Dwayne.”
It also seems like Dwayne did not want to go anywhere either. “I’m very blessed to be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Hunt family and the fan base have been very supportive over the years, and I am looking forward to working with John and Coach Reid in the near future. I’m excited to continue my career with the Chiefs and hopefully help this team reach our goals,” Bowe said.