Bowe, who caught 59 balls for 801 yards and three touchdowns last season, predicts he will lead the NFL in receptions and touchdowns this season. The veteran receiver also claimed that running back Jamaal Charles will lead the league in rushing, according to Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher:
Bowe: "(Jamaal Charles) is going to lead the league in rushing this year and I’m going to lead the league in receptions and touchdowns.’’— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 15, 2013
The 28-year-old wideout hasn’t had more than 86 receptions in a season since he broke into the league in 2007, but that hasn’t stopped him from anticipating a monstrous season for the Chiefs this year.
He said the following, according to ESPN.com:
“I’m going to tire a lot of cornerbacks out because we’re going hurry-up offense every day, practicing full speed, fast, hurry-up offense, and that’s something that’s going to catch the defense off guard, and that’s going to open up a lot of big plays down the field for the receivers and for the running game.”
Will Dwayne Bowe lead the NFL in receptions and touchdowns in 2013?
Bowe missed the final three games last season with a rib injury that forced him to go on injured reserve. The Chiefs finished 2-14 for the second time in the past six seasons. Last season also marked the second consecutive season in which the Chiefs finished under .500—the fifth time in the last six years.
Bowe's best season came in 2010, when he snagged 72 passes for 1,162 yards and led the league with 15 touchdowns. He was voted to his first Pro Bowl that season as well.
Deciding not to find greener pastures this offseason as a free agent, Bowe signed a five-year, $56 million contract extension with the Chiefs.
He will have the luxury playing with quarterback Alex Smith this season, for whom the Chiefs traded from San Francisco over the offseason.