Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe tweeted out a picture from his playing days with a graphic detailing his 2010 season. Bowe had 72 receptions for 1,162 yards and 15 touchdowns. The latter is the Chiefs’ single-season record for receiving touchdowns. Bowe also included a message.
Imagine IF I Had Pat Mahomes No Offense To Matt Cassel
Bowe earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors that season. The only time in his career. His quarterback during that time was Matt Cassel, who happened to see the tweet and had a great response.
Just seeing this. I’m just trying to take the kids sledding and I’m catching strays. Sheeesh. You buying dinner next time I see ya for this! 😂 https://t.co/Lakk3C48sO
— Matt Cassel (@M_Cassel16) January 19, 2022
It’s 2022 on Twitter, anyone can catch a stray so you need to make sure you stay ready in these social media streets.
Cassel did the best thing you could do, which is make light of the situation. We can’t know Boe’s intent. But it doesn’t seem that there was anything malicious behind the tweet.
Bowe had a great season with Cassel, who completed less than 60 percent of his attempts. Given what Mahomes has done already in his brief career, and the offense he plays in, Boe naturally imagined what he could do with an MVP quarterback.
Since becoming a full-time starter Mahomes’ worst completion percentage in four seasons is 65.9 percent. He’s finished no worse than third in quarterback DVOA since becoming a starter and has thrown for at least 4,000 yards every season.
He’s pretty good.
Cassel was nowhere near that level of player, but no shame in that. He had a 13-year career.
Since Cassel was minding his own business when he caught that stray from Boe, it’s only fair he expects dinner the next time the two men see each other.
As for the current Kansas City Chiefs, they will face the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with a spot in the AFC title game on the line. If they win it would be their fourth consecutive trip to the conference championship.
The two teams played earlier this season in Week 5, with the Bills winning 38-20.
Since becoming the starter in 2018 all Mahomes has known is making deep playoff runs. The opposing quarterback on Sunday, Josh Allen, will be looking to do his part to break up the Chiefs’ monopoly on the AFC.
“Yeah he’s a tremendous player,” Mahomes said in his Wednesday press conference. “I actually know him a little bit off the field as well, great dude. They put a lot on his shoulders, and he rises to the occasion. He’s able to run the ball, he can throw the ball, he has the arm strength to throw it anywhere on the football field and he makes great decisions. Like you said we’ll probably play them a lot of times, it’ll be great competition and it’s definitely a great challenge for us as a team to compete with them.”
Mahomes and Allen are part of that new wave of great quarterbacks, along with Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson. The road through the AFC for the next decade will likely include these three and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow.
Let’s hope Sunday’s matchup is one for the ages.
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