When he was the Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli provided no information on the record about contract negotiations with players.
But now that he’s a member of the media, Pioli has learned to sing a different tune.
Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio â€“ that’s one of Pioli’s new employers â€“ he was speaking of Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe and the current state of contract negotiations between the team and the soon to be free agent wide receiver.
The subject was under discussion because Monday is the deadline for teams to use their franchise player tag for the 2013 season. The Chiefs used the franchise tag on Bowe last year and paid him the tender offer of $9.6 million. The labor rules say that a second straight season with the franchise tag requires a 20 percent bump.
So if the Chiefs want to franchise Bowe for the coming season, it will cost them $11,520,000. But, the deal would be for just one season.
Here’s what Pioli had to say: …Read More!