Adam Schefter on Twitter has reported that the Kansas City Chiefs have officially inked WR Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract.
The move comes just days before the franchise tag deadline on Monday.
The financial details were not available at the time of this article, but many feel Dwayne Bowe will receive between $10 and $12 million annually.
The move actually makes a lot of sense after a month or so of many of us wondering if the Chiefs were willing to take a chance with locking up Dwayne Bowe to a long-term deal.
The Chiefs already upgraded at QB by bringing in Alex Smith—hopefully he can be the answer in KC at QB—so the need to keep Bowe became a bit more paramount.
Add in head coach Andy Reid and the expectation of a greater emphasis on the passing game and you can see why the Chiefs needed to retain their number one WR one way or another.
The Chiefs were facing the possibility of slapping the dreaded tag on Dwayne Bowe before this deal, and it was accepted to be a possible "safe" approach—so much for that idea.
Fantasy Spin: Again, I believe the move makes sense for Kansas City even if there's a hint of risk involved. I think there is plenty of reason to think Dwayne Bowe potentially puts in one of his best seasons—if not his best—this year, but I also feel there is plenty of reason to err on the side of caution.
Will the O-Line improve? Can Alex Smith become a reliable arm under center? Will another receiver step up and take some defensive pressure off of Dwayne Bowe? These are some pressing questions that will take some time to figure out. For now, however, fantasy owners at least know Dwayne Bowe will be staying in Kansas City.
Although, the grass already looks much greener than that of a year ago doesn't it?