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.