John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Dwayne Bowe's name is getting a lot of play in trade rumors.
Arizona could use another wide receiver to balance out the defensive coverage that Larry Fitzgerald draws. The last time the Cardinals had that sort of one-two punch at wide receiver was the Super Bowl season four years ago when Fitzgerald had Anquan Boldin.
Boldin has since moved on to Baltimore, but Arizona hasn't found his replacement. With the trade deadline coming up, there are a few names the Cardinals could be targeting.
The LA Times reported that Dwayne Bowe wants out of Kansas City. Bowe comes with a hefty $9 million price tag this season and may be tough to fit under the salary cap. The other downside is that Bowe only had one really great season (his Pro Bowl year of 2010 with 15 touchdowns) and has been mired in mediocrity since.
The Arizona situation would be a change for him in one regard. While he would still have to deal with a quarterback shuffling situation, the fact he wouldn't be the top wide out might appeal to him.
A change from the rabid fans of the Chiefs could also be beneficial for him too. Those were the same fans that reportedly cheered when Matt Cassel got hurt and forced Brady Quinn to start Kansas City's last game.
There aren't many wide receivers on the market who could potentially make an immediate splash, but Arizona's need there isn't as glaring as it is in other positions.