Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) returns a fumble for sixty four yards in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings reach out to free agent CB Brandon Flowers


The Kansas City Chiefs decided to part ways with cornerback Brandon Flowers and he has generated a fair amount of interest on the free agent market. One of those teams reportedly interested in Flowers is the Minnesota Vikings.

The Chiefs switched to a press-man scheme under new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton last year, and it doesn’t work for Flowers. He found himself covering the slot at times and struggling there. Pro Football Focus graded him out as a bottom-15 cover corner. Flowers allowed a 66.7 percent completion rate, 846 yards, and four touchdowns in his coverage, while quarterbacks had a 103.9 rating throwing at him.

Enter the Vikings.

Minnesota’s secondary was short of stout last season and they need an upgrade. A Pro Bowl corner, somehow Flowers got the honor in 2013, would look appealing but that doesn’t necessarily make Flowers a safe bet or the right signing for Minnesota because the Vikings plan to use a press-man scheme under head coach Mike Zimmer, the same defense he struggled with in Kansas City.

There isn’t a shortage of teams interested in Flowers though, the list includes the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens.

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  • Tom Sparks

    I live on the perimeter of the Viqueen Fanbase and after living up Norsk for way they too long, I have seen the Viqueen Fans emotionally bent bandwagoning for so long, it is probably a good fit….. They have grabbed a lot of KC castaways in the last decade, I am sure he & Cassel will have a lot of fun together, donned in Lilac Sheen.
    When Jarod Allen signed with them, it just added to my frustration with living among the horned chokers. You see, after checking for so long, including 4 SB’s, I finally understood why they where Plurple! It just a natural reaction to choking….
    But, to be honest, after the Chiefs pulled off a major choke of all chokes, in the Wildcard Game at Indy in the playoffs last season, I feel their pain. I had to eat a murder of crow after that debacle!
    But, I have always have & always will bleed