Dwayne Bowe Said He Will Lead NFL in Catches and TDs, Charles in Rushing Yards

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIMay 15, 2013

September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) catches a pass in the second quarter of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is having a good offseason so far. In March, Bowe re-signed with the Chiefs, earning a five-year deal worth $56 million.

Bowe will remain with the Chiefs and play under new head coach Andy Reid. The offseason moves made by the front office excites many Chiefs fans, as well as Bowe himself. So much so, that Bowe thinks the Chiefs will lead the league in a couple of individual statistical categories.

Bowe met with the media on Tuesday and said that he will lead the NFL in receptions and touchdowns while running back Jamaal Charles will lead the league in rushing yards.

Although this is a big statement from Bowe, it is not an impossible task and Kansas City almost accomplished this in 2010 when Charlie Weis was the offensive coordinator.

Charles finished second in rushing yards behind Houston Texans running back Arian Foster while Bowe led the league in touchdowns with 15, but was tied for 19th in catches that season.

Bowe has not been a league leader since then, but Charles has come close. This past year, Charles finished fourth in rushing in the league and first among all AFC rushers.

Although the Chiefs are under the direction of a new, and better front office and coaching staff, Bowe has a lot to improve on. In 2012, Bowe was 49th in catches and tied 81st for touchdowns with all three of his touchdowns came late in the fourth quarter during blowouts, when games were already decided.

In his defense, Bowe had Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn throwing to him. This year, the chances of him returning to his 2010 form are much greater now that he has a more reliable quarterback, Alex Smith, throwing to him.

The likeliness of an offense having league leaders in three different individual categories is rare. But Bowe is confident that it can be done in 2013 with a new team in tact.