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.