Bowe broke ribs after being accidentally kicked at the conclusion of a play in last week's loss to the Cleveland Browns. He finishes the season with 59 receptions for 801 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games this season.
Bowe played under the Chiefs' franchise tag this season, and likely will become a free agent. A return to the Chiefs is possible, but Bowe might have already played his last game with the team that drafted him 23rd overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Bowe is unlikely to hit the jackpot in free agency, but he's sure to attract interest from teams in need of a playmaker on the outside. When healthy and surrounded by the right cast, Bowe can be a star. He proved it in 2010, when he led the NFL with 15 touchdown receptions.
He's had just eight in the two seasons that followed. A change in scenery might not be a bad thing.
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