Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24)Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers Signs With AFC West Rival San Diego Chargers


Cutting Brandon Flowers to free up some cap room may come back to haunt the Kansas City Chiefs. According to CBSSorts.com NFL Insider, Jason La Confora, via twitter, Flowers has signed with the San Diego Chargers.

 

Other confirmations from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone.

 

 

Despite making the Pro Bowl for the Chiefs in 2013, Pro Football Focus had last year rated as Flowers’ worst season to date.

 

Whether that poor performance was due to the new regime’s different defensive schemes, or maybe a bum knee, Flowers was still Kansas City’s most accomplished cornerback at the time he was let go. The Chiefs saved $7 million this season and $7.5 million next by letting Brandon Flowers.

Now they have to face him twice this year.

The Chiefs are going to have to make do with the likes of Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper, rookie Phillip Gaines, Ron Parker, and Chris Owens at cornerback. That group as a whole does not instil a great deal of confidence.

The Kansas City Chiefs need that group of players to take big steps forward in development in 2014 if the defense is going to be successful.

Meanwhile, time will tell if the Chiefs made a wise decision in cutting Brandon Flowers. With him signing with divisional rival, the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs will get at least two opportunities to see if they chose wisely.

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  • chief4ever

    Smart move for the Chargers…..wish Brandon the best…except against us ! Go Chiefs !

    • Joel Wagler

      Me too. I always like Flowers and I am sorry he is gone. I have many doubts about the cornerback situation now.

  • Michael Lizalde

    Flowers is a good QB in a cover 2 defensive scheme. In man to man press coverage that we run now, he is not. Flowers is also a great run stopping CB. Open field tackling was a weak point. He got worked over by more athletic WR’s more than we want to remember, but he always was able to answer back with a solid play. He never did have that shut down ability that we needed to have a great D. Looking forward to the Chiefs taking advantage of him!