Found October 29, 2012 on Down and Distance:
Nothing seems to be going right for the Kansas City Chiefs this year. Despite an offense that ranks 12th and a defense that ranks 18th in yards per game, the Chiefs are sitting in the cellar of the NFL with a 1-6 record. Their 23rd ranked passing offense is being carried by a rushing game that ranks 3rd. For the first time since 1940, the Chiefs have the dubious distinction of never having led a game in regulation over the first seven games of the season.  At this point, the Chiefs are looking to next season and the first move they need to make towards getting better in 2013 is to trade wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe is obviously unhappy in Kansas City and will no doubt depart as soon as he is a free agent. The Chiefs could pick up 2nd round draft pick for the talented receiver, given that they expect a 3rd round compensatory pick if he leaves via free agency (per NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal).  Here are five teams that should be on the horn with Chiefs General Manager (GM) Scott Pioli: 1) Washington Redskins – The Redskins have been decimated by injuries at the wide receiver position and for anyone who watched their game versus the Steelers Sunday, it is obvious the Redskins are a team in desperate need of help at receiver. Redskins receivers accounted for an NFL-season high ten drops, and the drops were not difficult throws. Robert Griffin III looked solid Sunday and his final stat line of 170-yards, 1 TD did not account for the 100+ yards the inept receiving corps left on the field. The Redskins were so desperate for a receiver Sunday, they even tried lining up RGIII at the position. They quickly realized they were better off with him at quarterback after he missed the catch, was flagged for offensive pass interference, and got his clock cleaned by Steelers safety Ryan Clark. This team makes the most sense to make a move for Bowe. 2) San Diego Chargers – Notice the title of the article is “Four Teams that Should Trade for Dwayne Bowe,” not four teams where Bowe would likely land in the event he is traded. The Chiefs would likely be loathe to help a division rival, but might be enticed if the price is right. The Chargers’ offense has been a train wreck since elite wide receiver Vincent Jackson took his services to Tampa Bay. The Chargers’ passing attack ranks just four spots higher than the Chiefs, and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has a pedestrian 85.3 quarterback rating, lower than Cardinals Kevin Kolb, Raiders Carson Palmer, and Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick. If Chargers GM AJ Smith wants any chance of salvaging the Chargers season (and his job), he makes this call. 3) New York Jets – Not sure if any receiver can save the SS Rex Ryan, but his insistance on keeping quarterback Mark Sanchez at the helm means he needs to do something to upgrade an injury-riddled receiving corps. Pro Football Focus (PFF), a site that grades every player’s snaps and team’s overall performance, has Sanchez graded 27th out of 33 grade-eligible quarterbacks, and the Jets passing attack ranks 26th. The Jets organization has not been shy about steadfastly proclaiming they are Super Bowl contenders; the trade for Bowe wouldn’t fix all their problems but it would definitely be an upgrade to their passing attack. 4) Minnesota Vikings – This might be a suprise to folks to see the Vikings on this list, but the Vikings passing attack could use some help. They boast the top graded wide receiver on PFF in Percy Harvin but after that, the next highest graded receiver is Devin Aromashodu at 47th out of a possible 111 graded receivers. The Vikings would not be on this list if they were not one of the surprise teams of 2012; indeed, they would be smarter to continue building through the draft.  However, draft picks, especially receivers, take two to three years to develop, and a 2nd round pick would be a small price to pay for a receiver of Bowe’s caliber that could help the right now. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Shane Richardson @Shaner021The post Four Teams that Should Trade for Dwayne Bowe appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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