A Different Look At Bowe’s Absence

We always try to bring you a new take that comes down the Internet tube because there’s so much out there and I doubt you have any more time to discover it all than I do.

Sunday evening I ran across this analysis of Bowe, his franchise player tender and his decision to stay away from the Chiefs so far in the pre-season. It provides a look at several options that have not been discussed publicly involving the wide receiver and his tender offer, i.e., that while he can’t negotiate with any other teams, and can’t negotiate a long-term contract with the Chiefs, he can negotiate the terms of his tender offer of $9.5 million.

It’s written by former agent Joel Curry and appeared at the National Football Post. Here’s the link.


9 Responses to “A Different Look At Bowe’s Absence”

  • August 12, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    That’s a very interesting article and places the situation and Bowe’s actions in a totally different light. Obviously there are more valid reasons for Bowe to not be in camp than just being spiteful, lazy or to avoid camp. It just goes to show how little those of us following the sport from the outside really know about what is happening in these negotiations. You can have your opinion and still not like Bowe but I really wonder how those attacking him for not being there would handle themselves faced with the same set of circumstances. I’m still hopeful they’ll work it out and Bowe will remain a Chief this year and beyond.


  • August 12, 2012  - KC_Fanactic69 says:

    I wonder if Pioli’s experience in having a clause in Asante Samuel’s franchise tender contract back in 2007 that allowed Samuel to escape being tagged in ’08 has caused Pioli to be “gun shy”? It seems to me that Pioli is sitting holding all the cards – the new labour agreement allows the franchise tag to be applied three times, albeit at an escalating cost, and the player only has 2 options, either sign it & play for top 5 money or sit out & lose out! In Bowe’s case that amounts to $594,687.50 per game or the entire $9,515,000 if he doesn’t sign & play at all in 2012.
    If Bowe does hold out I don’t know how he thinks he can possibly regain the lost monies in a future contract.I don’t believe Pioli is going to bend much, if at all. He would be foolish to do so from a strictly business perspective. Even if Bowe sits out the year, what then?


  • August 12, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    That’s the problem I see for Bowe. The Chiefs have little to no reason to negotiate anything with him.


  • August 13, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Agreed, no reason for Pioli to budge. $9.5 million reasons for Bowe to sign and show up.
    I’d rather see the Chiefs invest some of the $15 mil cap room in signing Brandon Albert long term then save the rest for any emergency needs.


  • August 13, 2012  - kenny low says:

    Maybe Dallas would trade for Bowe in exchange for picks… They need a big wr desperately to salvage their year.


  • August 13, 2012  - txchief says:

    If Bowe’s reasons for not being in camp are as crass as some of the possibilities outlined in the article, it is truly time to move on. Continuing to hold out over what might add up to two or three million this season and next reveals him to be a very selfish, short-sighted individual. If he creates such a perception of himself in the eyes of the NFL owners and player executives, it really hurts his prospects for a lucrative long term contract, especially if he reports out of shape and underperforms this year. Dwayne might believe that he is exacting some type retribution on the Chiefs organization by not reporting, but Pioli and Hunt could pull an Al Davis by sitting him down on the bench all season.

    Trading Bowe to Dallas for a first round pick would be an incredible opportunity, as the Cowbuys seem to be in decline. Their 2012 first rounder may wind up being a high selection. Such an extra pick might also be leveraged to move up to select a potential franchise QB like Matt Barkley.


  • August 13, 2012  - FearTheKingdom says:

    I guess I can appreciate a “different” perspective but with all due respect people its still QUIBBLING OVER MILLIONS!!! When you talk millions of dollars this year versus millions of dollars last year in regard to millions of dollars next year…it all turns to white noise. Just take our damn money, buy your big cars and live in big houses but get your big egotistical me first butt on the field!!!


  • August 13, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    FTK, I hear your pain. txchief, I feel your disdain. As my second favorite team is whoever is playing the Cowboys, trading Bowe to Dallas, for any draft pick, has me whooping. We don’t need him and they can’t win with him. Our WRs were not even a factor against the Cards. At least, if they didn’t catch anything, they didn’t drop a pass. Bowe needs to be gone. Save some money and go get a number two QB.


  • August 13, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Not gonna happen. Pioli is way smarter than that.




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