Lynn Bowden Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Kentucky where he was the team’s starting quarterback for seven games as a junior and was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Bowden was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the third round with the 80th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was officially drafted at the running back position by the Raiders with the intention of using him as a “utility player” on offense.
On September 5, 2020, Bowden was traded along with a 2021 sixth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for the Raiders’ original fourth-round pick that was previously traded to Miami for Raekwon McMillan.
Bowden made his NFL debut on September 20, 2020, against the Buffalo Bills, catching one pass for a loss of one yard. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 6, 2020, and activated on November 12.
Bowden saw his first significant action in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs, catching seven passes for 82 yards after catching four passes for 41 yards the week prior against the Cincinnati Bengals. On August 24, 2021, Bowden was placed on an injured reserve.