Most of the grumbling heard out of Kansas City last season came from Chiefs’ wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. He was ready to jump ship in the middle of the Chiefs’ 2-14 season, especially because the team didn’t offer him a long-term deal heading into that horrendous season.
With the upcoming official signing of quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs did everything in their power to keep Bowe. That meant giving him a five-year deal worth $56 million ($26 million guaranteed). That makes Bowe the third highest paid player in the league, only behind Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson.
The Chiefs also made moves to keep a couple more free agents. The team placed their franchise tag on left tackle Branden Albert, and then gave Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt a five-year deal worth $18.75 million ($8.9 guaranteed).
At this point, the rest of the AFC West is doing everything they can to keep up with the run-away Broncos.