Cleveland Browns Terrible Free Agency Signing No. 1 – Dwayne Bowe
Speaking of receivers who ended their careers after a stint in Cleveland, we can’t forget about Dwayne Bowe. The former first-round pick had three 1,000 plus yard seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs in his eight-year tenure.
After being released by the Chiefs before the 2015 season, the Cleveland Browns scooped him up on a two-year deal thinking he was going to be the answer for the Browns receiving problems.
Man, where they wrong once again.
At the time head coach Mike Pettine, struggled to even put Bowe on the field. There were several games that he was a healthy scratch which had to irritate the general manager Ray Farmer who gave Bowe a two-year, $13 million contract which had $9 million in guarantees.
Bowe would only see the field seven games and end the season with only five receptions. Far less than the expectations of so many fans who were excited to finally get a free agent with some talent.
After the Browns cut ties with Bowe, he would not see an NFL field again. So, an eight-year career where he had 532 catches, 7,155 yards, and 44 touchdowns, would end with one season on the Browns roster registering five catches for 53-yeards.
Not the best way to go out.