Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14
After his breakout season in 2008, WR Dwayne Bowe put his name on the map. His 2010 and 2011 campaigns also proved him as a top notch receiver. The Patriots certainly need an explosive threat that Bowe could provide. Last season the Chiefs placed the franchise tag on him and he earned $9.5 million. He is now a free agent and many believe that the Chiefs will not franchise tag him again. The question naturally rises, would the Patriots try to sign him? Let's take a look at the pros and cons. PROS - Explosive - Always a threat to make a big play - Can stretch the field vertically - Over 1,000 yards receiving in 3 of his 6 NFL seasons (could have possibly gotten it last year but he was injured) - Pro Bowl in 2010 - Great hands and speed - Reels in a solid amount of receptions - VERY good in the red zone - At 6'2", he has a solid height and build for a WR - Had amazing production with sub-par quarterbacks in Brady Quinn and Matt Cassell CONS - Will want a long-term deal...
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