It was previously believed that the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe would be parting ways in the offseason, but a report on Thursday from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport has changed that. Rapoport reported that the Chiefs are aiming to keep Bowe in Kansas City and the two sides are set to open long-term contract discussions.
Per Rapoport:
The Chiefs are actively pursuing a new contract with Bowe, according to Sources close to the situation. Bowe’s representatives have met with the Chiefs, and Rapoport expects conversations to continue in the coming weeks.
This is a bit of a surprise, but perhaps it shouldn’t be. This is a brand new Chiefs regime that clearly may view Bowe in a different light than former GM Scott Pioli, who didn’t appear willing to give Bowe the long-term deal that he wanted. Rapoport reports that Reid was very high on Bowe coming out of LSU.