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.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) June 14, 2014
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.