Dwayne Bowe is a free agent this off-season. Could the Chargers possibly pursue the six-year man out of LSU? While the Chargers aren’t in desparate need of a wideout, if the price is right, then I’d say Dwayne Bowe… come on down!
Last season the Chargers didn’t have a 1,000 yard receiver. Yards wise, Malcom Floyd led the team with 56 catches and 814 yards, scoring on 5 of those catches. Tight end Antonio Gates caught 7 touchdowns as did receiver Danario Alexander. San Diego doesn’t really have that go-to-guy anymore after losing Vincent Jackson. Jackson had three 1,000 yard seasons with the Bolts.
Floyd is a seven-year veteran who has spent all of his career with the Chargers. In those seven years, he’s never had more than 856 yards or 6 touchdowns in one season. He’s a solid number-two guy if I’ve ever seen one.
Danario Alexander is a young guy. The third-year player has 10 career touchdowns in his short time in the league. But he’s not a strong number two receiver and that’s where he’s slotted at on the depth chart right now.
Digging deeper the Chargers have guys like Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal, who have eleven years and 35 touchdowns between the two of them. But the Chargers are lacking that true number one guy.
Dwayne Bowe has proved that he could be that guy in a successful offense. If you look back to his 2010 campaign, Bowe dominated defenses. He caught 72 passes for 1,162 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was one of the biggest red-zone threats in the NFL that season. Who was throwing him the ball? Matt Cassel. Just imagine what he could do with Philip Rivers under center. For his six-year career, Bowe has 5,728 yards and 39 touchdowns. He’s roughly averaging just under 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns a season. Those numbers may not stand out, but when in the right offense, he could produce well above that.