Dwayne Bowe: Ranking Teams That Should Make an Offer for Chiefs Star WR
Dwayne Bowe wants out of Kansas City, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
While that doesn't seem surprising, it's time to look at the teams that should strongly considering making a trade with the Chiefs to acquire Bowe's services.
There are plenty of teams that could use the relatively steady Bowe, but I've narrowed it down to the four teams that make the most sense.
The last team, well, they should already be on the phone with Kansas City.
No. 4: Buffalo Bills
The Bills make this list due to the lack of dynamic playmakers in their receiving corps. Stevie Johnson has established himself as a wideout that can consistently get open, but with David Nelson out for the year, guys like Donald Jones and T.J. Graham simply haven't stepped up.
Johnson has accounted for 26 percent of the Bills' receiving yardage, while Jones and Graham have combined for 24 percent.
Yes, the Bills utilize their versatile running backs, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, in the passing game, but Buffalo needs another threat to complement the unorthodox but skilled Johnson.
Buffalo comes in at No. 4 for a few reasons. Firstly, the front office signed Johnson to a five-year, $36.25 million deal this offseason. Not overly expensive, but not chump change either. Placing another big wide receiver contract on the books may not be something general manager Buddy Nix would like to do.
Secondly, the play of Ryan Fitzpatrick is concerning. He has dealt with an array of accuracy issues.
Would Fitzpatrick be able to take advantage of two quality targets out wide on a consistent basis?
No. 3: New York Jets
Under general manager Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets haven't been timid in making big-name personnel moves.
Right now, with the offense reeling (discounting the explosion against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6), New York could use a quality playmaker on the outside.
Well, Dustin Keller returned to the lineup, so that'll help.
Even so, Bowe would be welcomed to the offense, and with Santonio Holmes due to make $11 million in base salary next season, Bowe would be a fine replacement.
At 6'2'' and 220 pounds, the Kansas City Chiefs receiver would be a great red-zone target for Sanchez.
Remember how effective he was with Plaxico Burress a season ago?
This could be your chance to save your job, Mr. Tannenbaum.
No. 2: Miami Dolphins
Another AFC East team lacking receiving talent.
What's up with that?
Anyway, the Dolphins are one of the hottest teams in the parity, or mediocrity-filled AFC, and they've a young gunslinger who's improving every time out.
The wideout contingent is as follows: Brian Hartline (held to four catches for 59 yards in two games since 253-yard eruption against the Arizona Cardinals), Davone Bess, Marlon Moore and Anthony Armstrong.
Not exactly an intimidating group.
With barely any major money tied up at the receiver position, why not give the continually developing Tannehill a true No. 1 wideout?
Bowe would be the guy.
No. 1: St. Louis Rams
Hey, St. Louis Rams, this is a move you have to make.
Sam Bradford has shown glimpses of the type of solid quarterback he can be this season, but he's also struggled mightily far too often.
With slot guy Danny Amendola out, he's throwing to guys like Brandon Gibson, rookies Chris Givens and Brian Quick (have combined for nine catches thus far), a hobbled Steve Smith and Austin Pettis.
Safe to say, the Rams' wide receiving corps needs an upgrade.
Why not swing a deal for Bowe?
He'd give Bradford the true No. 1 he's never had, and they'd finally shell out some money at the receiver spot.
Oh, and, most importantly, St. Louis has plenty of draft picks thanks to the Washington Redskins trade in this year's draft.
Call Scott Pioli.