Former Kansas City Chiefs’ cornerback Brandon Flowers didn’t have to go far to find a new team. On Tuesday, Flowers agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers to remain in the AFC West. According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Flowers had a successful visit with the Chargers last week.
He was released by Kansas City in early June due to an expensive price tag and not enough production. Reportedly, Brandon Flowers deal is only for one year. That gives him a chance to prove himself in a new city. If he plays the way he’s capable of, San Diego definitely received a steal.
While Kansas City’s defense thrived early in 2013, Flowers struggled throughout. Once Kansas City’s pass rush went in the tank, their pass defense followed suit. It culminated in a terrible defeat at the hands of Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts during the playoffs. Flowers did have an interception in the playoff loss.
Maybe it was time for a fresh start for Flowers. His success rate early in his career turned dismal and according to Profootballfocus.com, his play earned him the 87th spot among all cornerbacks in the NFL. If you’re wondering, that’s not a great place to be.
Standing at only 5’9”, Flowers is one of the smaller corners in the league. It’s especially worrisome as most teams are aiming at bigger corners ala Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman.
Brandon Flowers doesn’t have to be the savior the moment he steps on the field for San Diego. All he has to do is fit in with the defensive scheme. San Diego was one of three AFC West teams to make the playoffs, and they were a possession away from making a run into the AFC Championship.
Brandon Flowers had one interception in the regular season. It came during week one. Hopefully for the Chargers, he makes strides in the turnover department.
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