Dwayne Bowe eyes more TDs in 2015

CLEVELAND -- Dwayne Bowe wants to go from zero to 15.

Touchdowns, that is.

Bowe isn't making numerical guarantees, but he knows this: Signing a two-year deal with the Browns sparks plans of "going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010," he said.

Bowe scored 15 touchdowns in that breakout 2010 season, which landed him a $56 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Bowe has scored 13 touchdowns in the four years since, including zero last season, when the Chiefs did not throw a touchdown pass to a single wideout.

Kansas City cut Bowe on March 12.

"I have a chance to revitalize myself," Bowe, 30, told ESPN.com via telephone Tuesday. "Just sit back and watch."

The Browns signed Bowe to a two-year, $12.5-million contract worth $9 million guaranteed, despite a push from the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team Bowe confirmed was interested.

Bowe's visit to Cleveland in mid-March was a bit nostalgic. He watched Chiefs game video with Browns general manager Ray Farmer, who was Kansas City's director of pro personnel from 2006 through 2012. Farmer showed Bowe several ways the Browns can play him, "just utilizing me more" downfield, Bowe said.

"Him knowing what I can do, seeing me in practice, making crazy plays, splitting the safeties, he knows I still can do that," Bowe said. "I couldn't showcase that last year. He was pulling up old plays, saying, 'We are going to use you just like that.' Moving around, going on motion, trying to hit the deep ball, trying to break plays."

Bowe has four years of at least 70 catches and three with at least a 1,000 yards but hasn't topped 801 yards since 2012. Pro Football Focus credits Bowe with 31 drops in the last four years.

Bowe was targeted 580 times in his first five seasons, good enough for eighth in the league during that span, compared to 303 times in the last three years.

Bowe played with several different quarterbacks in Kansas City, which he says is partly why he's unfazed by the Browns' past issues at that position. Cleveland has started 22 quarterbacks since 1999, but Bowe said he's excited to catch passes from "whoever is throwing the ball."

Bowe was appreciative of his eight years with the Chiefs and understood the franchise made a business move by releasing him. Once you grasp the business part, he said, "it's not as painful."

"It's been up and down, but it's been fun," Bowe said. "I don't regret nothing. People can talk about the NFL and playing wide receiver -- I feel I still have a good four more years in me."

Receivers often decline once they hit 30, but Bowe says that doesn't have to be the case, pointing to 33-year-old Andre Johnson "still doing it."

"I can't wait to show you," Bowe said.

ESPN.com Browns reporter Pat McManamon and ESPN.com Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher contributed to this report.