Wide receivers have not played a major role in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs. You’ll find no Chief wideouts in the NFL Hall of Fame and none have had their numbers retired by the organization. Only two have been inducted into the franchise HOF — the most recent being Otis Taylor some 31 years ago. The only other was Chris Burford in 1975.
With the Denver Broncos coming to town this Sunday the Chiefs need a receiver to step up and shine. Denver’s offense leads the league in points scored with 429 and in average points-per-game with 39. The most Kansas City has scored in a game this season is 38.
If WR Dwayne Bowe is that guy, he has a chance to make a little history of his own. Bowe is currently sixth in Chiefs receiving yards history with 6,205, but a big game against the Broncos could move him all the way up to fourth. He trails Stephone Paige by 136 yards and Carlos Carson by 155 on the list.
In just seven years in the league No. 82 already has more receptions (457) than any other Chiefs receiver has had in their entire careers. Only future HOF tight end Tony Gonzalez has more. Bowe also only needs 12 more touchdowns to match Burford and 14 to catch Taylor.
In Kansas City’s first meeting with the Broncos this season Bowe had a respectable day with four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. If he could break out a triple-digit yardage, multiple touchdown day against Denver this Sunday, it could mean more than just a win for the Chiefs.
There’s a chance fans could be witnessing the best wide receiver in Kansas City Chiefs history show up when needed the most. The “Bowe Show” they’ve been anxiously waiting to see could finally premiere on the Arrowhead Stadium big screen.
Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia.