There's some noise being made out there because Vontae Davis, Chad Johnson and Dwayne Bowe started kidding around on Twitter about Dwayne joining the Dolphins.
I don't care much about that. Vontae and Chad openly pandered for Percy Harvin as well, and not only does that have about no chance of happening, I personally would view that as a mistake anyway.
What does interest me is the fact that as Vontae alluded to, Dwayne did tell him privately that he would like to take his talents to South Beach. Then to top it off, Bowe publicly confirmed it on Twitter. Vontae said something to Chad Johnson that they need to get up there and help Dwayne pack to come to Miami, and Dwayne replied to them "omw" (which means 'on my way'). It's not exactly all that surprising or a big stretch for Dwayne to want to play in Miami. He grew up there. He went to Miami-Norland. But it is a significant confirmation, in my opinion.
It's significant because when you put together the full set of circumstances, this could actually happen...in 2013.
1. As alluded to, Bowe seems to want to be in Miami. There's a rocky history between him and KC and I can understand if he's itching to move on, even though Romeo Crennel is now the Head Coach. It's been an up-and-down relationship. He's unhappy about the franchise tag, has yet to sign it. They're still pushing Matt Cassel as the QB and Bowe may not be convinced he's the right guy. There's nobody of note grooming under Cassel.
2. The Dolphins have suddenly seemed a LOT more willing this off season to bring its native sons back to Miami. Whether this is influenced in any way by Joe Philbin, I don't know, but there certainly seems a different attitude about the whole thing. That could have been something influenced by Parcells as I know for a fact there are some football people that genuinely do not like to keep players in their home town because they fear distractions.
3. Bowe is currently franchise tagged (and none too happy about it, hasn't signed it) at $9.5 million. If he were to be tagged in 2013 the Chiefs would have to guarantee him $11.4 million which means they'll have paid him $21 million in 2 years with no long term contract and Bowe could still go sign with some other team in 2014. That's not good business. In all likelihood if they don't reach a deal this year, they let him walk in 2013.
4. The Dolphins have a reported $60+ million of salary cap space burning a hole in their pockets in 2013, plus whatever they have leftover after final cuts this year as it will be rolled forward. Yes, I realize some of that space will be booked up with guys they have to re-sign, not least of which being Jake Long, but they will have a lot of space to work with next year regardless.
5. I think we all know Ryan Tannehill is not starting this year. However, he remains the likely starter in 2013 as neither Garrard nor Moore are signed beyond 2012. The pressure will be on to set their golden boy up for success immediately and that means surrounding him with WEAPONS. They know they don't have enough weapons on roster at the WR position, hence interest in Chad Johnson, Kashif Montgomery, etc.
6. Lastly, Dwayne Bowe is and always has been a run after catch guy. He averaged 4.5 yards after catch per reception over the last four seasons. In other words, I think he's the kind of player Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman want at the position. He also brings something to the table from a physical strength standpoint that Philbin had in Green Bay with James Jones and Jordy Nelson, but doesn't have (yet) in Miami.
Overall, I think it's a good match. The best odds are still that Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City Chiefs find a way to make it work. However, if that doesn't happen, then I think Miami becomes an "elephant in the room" option for him to sign with in the 2013 free agency.