KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02: Receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch for a touchdown during the 2nd half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 2, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Few things happen in the NFL without deadlines. It's what makes the NFL world go-round.
The deadline for Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City Chiefs to agree to a longterm contract comes on Monday. Reportedly, those talks "have gone nowhere" which suggests a deal won't be done by Monday. If/when Monday's deadline comes and goes, Bowe can either play out the year under the franchise tag or not play at all.
This could cause some problems for the Chiefs down the road.
If Bowe plays out the 2012 season under the franchise tag, he could be a candidate to receive the franchise tag again in 2013. That puts the Chiefs in the position of possibly having to decide to use the franchise tag next year on Bowe, Branden Albert, Glenn Dorsey or someone else.
Bowe told me awhile back he would be at training camp so I'm not worried about him sitting out the season or anything like that (yet). But Monday's deadline is big for the Chiefs, not just in 2012, but in 2013 and beyond.