Dwayne Bowe no longer wants to be with the Kansas City Chiefs. This is no great secret. In a local Miami radio interview, Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports claimed that Bowe’s desire to leave is growing desperate. This has created a whirlwind of speculation and a Miami Dolphins’ source has come out to deny any talks between the Dolphins and the Chiefs. This, of course, means nothing as, almost always, Miami denies trade talk until a deal is made.
The dots are easy to connect. Bowe is from Miami and played football at Norland High School. Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Pioli has a good relationship with Jeff Ireland. The Dolphins could use an “alpha” receiver and Kansas City needs a quarterback. With the rise of Pat Devlin, Matt Moore is expendable. The underrated Moore is young (28 years old) and would be an upgrade over Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. A trade of Bowe for Moore and and a fourth-round pick would make sense.
There are also reasons why a trade for Bowe does not make sense. Miami sold pro-bowler Brandon Marshall on the cheap because of his personality issues. While Bowe does not have Marshall’s off-field record, he is regarded as a having the potential for such. Like Bowe, Chad Johnson was a diva receiver with a relatively clean slate. We all know what happened there. Would Miami expose themselves to that again?
The NFL trade deadline is October 30th and the Miami Dolphins certainly have ammunition for a trade, with extra second and third-round selections. Will Jeff Ireland improve the team with a playoff run in mind?
Anyway you look at it, we are in for exciting times in Dolphinland.
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