The Cleveland Browns will be needing a lot from new wide receiver Dwayne Bowe if they are going to succeed in 2015.
The Browns currently have quarterback Johnny Manziel in rehab, wide receiver Josh Gordon suspended for the entirety of the 2015 season and former starting quarterback Brian Hoyer decided to jump ship and head to the Houston Texans.
In place of those guys, the Browns have brought in Josh McCown to be the team's number one QB. That's the same Josh McCown who was a career back-up until he got a chance with the Bucs last season, and was promptly benched after 11 games.
Because of all this, it is obvious that the Browns are going to need some serious production from Bowe for them to have any hope of making it out of what is going to be a very tough AFC North division.
Thankfully for the Browns then, it seems that Bowe knows exactly what is expected of him and he appears determined to elevate the offense in Cleveland.
"The positive energy I'm going to bring to the locker room is definitely going to take the Dawg Pound to the next level,'' Bowe stated in a Browns news release, according to Mary Cay Kabot of cleveland.com.
"The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I'll be utilized to help the team go to the next level.''
It wasn't that long ago that Bowe was regarded as one of the best young wideouts in the NFL. Three 1,000-yard seasons in a span of four years and fifteen touchdowns in 2010 saw him rewarded with a huge contract from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Being in Cleveland is a great way for Bowe to revitalise his career. In Kansas City, Bowe was grossly underused in the run-heavy offense that the Chiefs decided to execute behind the excellent Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs infamously had no wide receiver catch a touchdown last year and Bowe needed to get out for the good of his career.
Bowe still has a lot of talent and production left in his 30-year old body, but it remains to be seen if the Browns' less than stellar quarterback group will be able to bring it out of him.