November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) defends during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Could Chiefs’ Brandon Flowers land with Colts, Texans or Titans?


Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive back Brandon Flowers has been a reliable cornerback for some time.

However, there have been rumors that the Chiefs are willing to move Flowers and after they drafted former Rice Owls’ cornerback Phillip Gaines in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, those rumors only increased.

Chris Wesseling of NFL.com believes Flowers is a prime candidate to be traded this summer.

One year after Flowers boasted that Kansas City could be home to the NFL’s best secondary, the organization is reportedly open to dealing the veteran cornerback, who proved to be a poor scheme fit in Bob Sutton’s defense. Flowers’ $5.25 million salary is a stumbling block. Two of his three former coordinators are out of the league, and the third is the new Texans defensive boss.

Flowers was named to the Pro Bowl despite have a sub-par season by his standards. However, Flowers, a seven-year veteran, has had a successful career. He is still just 28 years old and with the need for cornerbacks in today’s NFL, Flowers will still likely be a hot commodity.

Of course, his contract (He has three years left on a six-year, $49.35 million deal) could be a big issue for any team trying to deal for him. Wesseling lists the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans as potential suitors and adding Flowers (without taking on all of his money) makes sense for each team.

Flowers, a former Virginia Tech Hokies’ star, made 68 tackles, had one sack and picked off one pass for the Chiefs last season.

 

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  • Chuck Burrell

    Or Kansas City. Because there is no doubt he will remain here through 2014. While I’m thinking of it. Hali, Berry, and Bowe are going nowhere as well.

    • armando cuesta

      “There is no doubt he will remain here through 2014″….I wouldn’t hit Vegas anytime soon f I were you!

      • Chuck Burrell

        Yep I was wrong. Did you really go back 3 weeks for this?? Ha

        • armando cuesta

          Actually, given obvious recent events, it readily came up to me as I was curious of (…and Googled) what the likely landing spots would be. I could care less, ordinarily….but your ‘certainty’ about the matter comically impressed me.

  • superman_25_58

    Flowers and a 5th rd pick in next years draft for Andre Johnson?

    • Hawthorne

      Heck no. Johnson is old and has a bad attitude. If you really want him, just wait for him to be cut. If we trade Flowers it should be for a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

      • superman_25_58

        How does he have a bad attitude? Bc he wants to go to a better team bc at 31 his window of opportunity to win a SB in his career is very short? Johnson would give us a better chance to go back to the playoffs and win than Flowers does. He would also be a MAJOR upgrade at the WR position. IMO

        • Hawthorne

          Which would you rather have, Travis Kelce and Sanders Commings or Andre Johnson. Sure Johnson could make us a little better this year and next once he learns the offense, but after that who knows how long his body will hold up. Kelce on the other hand, was grabbed high in the third and, barring injury, should be a stud for us for years to come at a bargain price. Sanders has the potential to develop into a solid FS down the line and he and Kelce together cost less to the cap than Johnson. In the long run, you want the draft picks and the salary cap to resign the guys who will stand behind the team whether they are in contention for a SB or not.

          • superman_25_58

            I would rather have all three bc Kelce and Commings was never in the conversation………. Johnson and Flowers was and we can stand to let Flowers go if it meant signing a huge fast WR in Johnson

          • Hawthorne

            Missing the point. Kelce was a 3rd, Commings was a 5th, both pics you are willing to give up for what is at best a 3-year rental. Just using them as examples of the players you could get with 3rd and 5th round picks. Not even taking into account our cap situation, we will need to resign Charles and Houston soon, that will not be cheap.

          • armando cuesta

            Well, now you’ve lost Flowers and gotten NOTHING in return. Suddenly Johnson wouldn’t have looked so bad, ay??

          • Hawthorne

            Except, Johnson’s cap hit is bigger than the space cleared by cutting flowers so nope. We didn’t cut flowers cause he sucked, we cut him cause we needed the space to sign other players like Smith and Houston. Johnson would have actually given us even less cap space to work with.

          • armando cuesta

            Except that, Johnson’s wish to leave Houston is not about pay but rather about an opportunity to play for a playoff contending team. He is clearly aware that no team fitting that description has sufficient Cap space presently to absorb his current contract, so it’s quite certain that he would be amenable to a restructuring of said contract…..something Flowers was not agreeable to. So in essence, you lose your number 1 AND most versatile CB w/o any compensation whatsoever (not even a compensatory pick for next year), when you could’ve possibly gotten a perennial ALL PRO and Pro Bowler who would have been willing to work out an amenable CAP situation acceptable to both parties. Of course, all this is contingent upon weather Johnson would view KC as a playoff contending team….as that itself is wholly debatable!

          • armando cuesta

            Ironically, one of the leading contenders now for Flowers’ services ARE the Houston Texans. It would be a reuniting with Romeo Crennel, the new defensive coordinator there. Flowers was excellent in Crennel’s cover-two scheme ( when Crennel was HC @ KC) and he would be an excellent fit for what the Texans so desperately need.

        • Hawthorne

          Johnson’s contract is for over 10 mil, Flower’s only nets us another 3.5 mil this year if traded because of signing bonus. Agree that Flowers does not fit, but I don’t think Johnson fits our cap situation either. Houston and Smith are both on the last year of their contracts, next year Charles, Derick Johnson and a host of other big names will be on the last year of their contracts. If you believe in win now, this is not the year to do it, our schedule is hellish. Next year, this move would have made more sense.