While one franchise player got the biggest contract in NFL history today, there are multiple reports that negotiations for another franchise player are going nowhere.
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has gotten nowhere in contract talks, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that they do not expect a long-term deal to get done before the Monday deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts.
The Chiefs have seemed throughout the offseason like they’re not all that interested in getting a deal done with Bowe. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel shrugged off any questions of Bowe holding out, saying, “We’re going to win with whoever we have.”
It will be easier to win with their No. 1 receiver in the fold. And barring a totally unexpected agreement in the next three days, Bowe will only be in the fold on the one-year franchise tender.