September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) breaks up a pass intended for San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) in the end zone in the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jets contact Brandon Flowers, tried to trade for him in May


Brandon Flowers has become a sought-after commodity less than a day after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs for a combination of cap and performance reasons. The cornerback has reportedly gotten heavy interest from the Falcons, and now there’s a local report saying the Jets have also reached out to the Pro Bowler.

Not only that, but there’s a report saying the Jets and Chiefs actually tried to swing a trade for Flowers in May but the deal was shot down by Jets GM John Idzik.

Flowers has also reportedly been contacted by the Minnesota Vikings, who are in need of cornerback depth.

Any and all teams seeking veteran depth will likely at least inquire about Flowers in the coming days. He did make the Pro Bowl last year, though Pro Football Focus thinks somewhat less of him, ranking him only 87th among cornerbacks in 2013 after rating him in the top 10 the year before.

The general belief on Flowers is that he’s a decent zone corner who will struggle if called upon to play press-man. The Chiefs saved over $14 million in cap space over the next two years by cutting Flowers.

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  • Andy

    Thanks Dan for pointing out both sides. I get tired of hearing this was just a cost saving move. There also was a performance issue.

  • Stan Colbert

    Stupid Jets! Hope he signs anywhere but there or Oakland. I would hate to see him in Oakland!