If you’re a Chiefs fan, you know what’s up by now. Dwayne Bowe didn’t get the long term deal he wanted, got stuck with the franchise tender, and he’s tried to prove a point to Pioli to pony up and give him his dough by avoiding St. Joe like the plague until he signed on Friday.
It didn’t go quite how he thought it would. The Chiefs offense doesn’t go without Dwayne Bowe, or will it?
It’s only one preseason game, but things aren’t looking good for Bowe’s play of “Your offense might as well bring Tyler Palko back without me,” because it’s looking like they will be just fine. Throw in that Jon Baldwin is starting to show flashes of being a high-flying animal and Bowe finds there’s less and less reason his holdout made any sense at all.
Sure, he has absolutely nothing to lose financially in the short term; he will get his $9.5 million once he signs the franchise tag and he’s not getting fined for skipping camp.
But, he fell behind learning Daboll’s offense and gaining a familiarity with the terminology. And though he most assuredly worked out and stayed in shape in his absence, there’s no way to recreate live football and get your body used to taking hits.
Not only is Bowe setting himself up to be less productive, he’s leaving himself open to unnecessary risk of injury. Both of which will most assuredly come back to bite him in the wallet.