Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) and strong safety Eric Berry (29) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers agree to one-year deal with Brandon Flowers


The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers. Flowers visited the team last week and made his decision to join the squad today.

He is an instant upgrade to the secondary. He will compete for the starting job with youngsters, Jason Verrett and Steve Williams, on the roster. Richard Marshall also will be competing for the starting job with the team.

Flowers has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, per Mike Garafolo.

The secondary added more talent to the depth chart. There are a couple of youngsters in the secondary that are still unproven, so Flowers adds a stable veteran to the secondary. He fits the defensive scheme well and will compete. He can play in the nickel or start on the outside. He is another playmaker to add to a defense that was lacking that talent last season. The defense has some nice potential to work with this season. Will John Pagano make the most of it?

What move will the Chargers make in order to make room for Flowers?

 

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  • Braulio

    Yes let’s hope he does good!

  • Jordan Denning

    I like that it’s only a one year deal. If he busts, no dead money possibility.

  • BuhaySD

    Nice!! Our secondary is looking better and better!

  • Brett M

    SB Run start now… TT does it again with a prove it deal- in Flowers best interest not to be a Premadonna

  • RoyalChargers

    YESSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great im excited for the season. We waited to get a corner and we end up with the perfect guy. i Believe that hes gonna shut down one side of the field in our defense.

  • Jose Aguilar

    1 year deal is more than perfect… It’s genius! I can live with this and only expect him to come in and compete! Cuddos to TT and the charger family for making this happen.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    round of applause to the great Tom Telesco

  • WSU_510_CHARGER

    Now we need a veteran NT!!!! Bolt up cant wait for the season!!!! Let’s get it!!!!

  • rickochey

    soooo glad TT didn’t waste all that money during FA frenzy….

  • RoyalChargers

    Time for B Flowers to ball out

  • Edward Sherman

    why 1 year though yes we have money next yr but he may scoot.

    • Stefanie Smith

      It’s good for both sides. If he does really well, then Flowers can get a better idea of what he would get out there in the FA market. If he is great, then we try to keep him. If not great, then we are not impacted (dead money/cap) wise in year 2. If he doesn’t like it in SD, or we don’t like him, then he is free to go. But with the one year deal, we get an immediate upgrade, and he gets a chance to showcase that he still has it and promote himself either for the Chargers and a bigger deal or some other team. He’s only 28.

      • Diegoblue

        Exactly only 28.. Good deal by the Chargers

    • tonyloc1970 .

      TT is going to make sure he does his job before paying him big money, ala COX…

      • Gunnar Martin

        Hey, at least he learned his lesson. Gotta love it.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Exactly.

    • Diegoblue

      Insurance brother ..

  • RZorn

    Nice..bout’ time.

  • BlueBoltFan

    Telesco is blowing up Clary’s phone right now.

  • Rob Base

    Telesco just gets it done! So who’s getting cut?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Can’t wait to find out. Hoping someone like Mouton or English.

  • Gunnar Martin

    We got ‘im! Suck it KC fans! Love the one year deal, too. In Telesco we trust!

  • Edward Sherman

    i like the fact he can show verrett some tricks.

  • Edward Sherman

    what do you think other tms offered?

    • tonyloc1970 .

      Who cares lol…. He’s a Charger now. Bolt up!

    • Robert Fairbanks

      Apparently not enough tacos. OR they did not like (like me) the fact he was shopping around, and for him, it was only about the money.

  • tonyloc1970 .

    NICE!

  • Gabe Sun

    Best news all day!!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      All off-season! Lol.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Excellent!!!

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    Sweet!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Apparently Flowers visited the Niners on Friday, so we weren’t the only ones he had stopped in town for. Good to know we beat them out.

  • blu3ny3llow

    I wasn’t really for this move last week…but now I’m all for it..I like the one year prove it deal if he’s not as good, gone!!, if he super exceeds expectations then hey we have lots of cap space for next year

  • 619rockstar

    He’ll yea, that shows we want to win now

  • Marco

    Good situation for both parties. This way we get him for a year and give Williams and Verrett some time to acclimate to the NFL level. Flowers gets to play in a system where he plays his best football and can potentially make big bucks next season with us or another team. If he does leave Verrett or Williams should be ready to step up and take his place. Is it August yet!?? BOLT-UP!

    • Diegoblue

      Exactly brother .. WIN WIN

  • FitzWilly

    holy crap we did it
    how awesome is that
    i could cut glass with my nipples right now

    am i right ladies :)

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    OK…. NOW I’m happy with the backfield. We needed a talented pro-bowl caliber Vet back there REALLY badly. In TT We Trust, and all of that jazz =)

    • jcrisp

      See this Is why I was telling you guys to chill during the free agency frenzy. Stuff like this rends to happen and he did the smart thing by waiting it out.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Ummm.. let’s not go getting too crazy. I would have MUCH rather had one of the first round of FA CB’s over Flowers, without a doubt. I just mean that I am glad he didn’t just roll into the season with what we had, because that would have been really stupid.

        • arnie

          I wouldn’t say stupid. However, the 13′ squad almost had identical numbers to the 12′ squad and did it with less experienced players. So, if they upgraded the talent this season i would say even with out Flowers they would be a better defense, after a year of playing together. I hear what your saying though…
          Now about those t-shirts?

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            He’s not quite at t-shirts yet… but, he is definitely a big improvement over his predecessor. Put a ring on it, and t-shirts will flow!

        • jcrisp

          Flowers came in cheap though man. Hes a risk but its worth it cuz they really needed it.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Yeah.. i agree.. I like the situation more than the player. He’s going to come in on a one year prove it deal, with a chip on his shoulder, in the same division, and will need to play well if he wants a good contact next year. I don’t see him “taking it easy”.

  • RZorn

    All of a sudden the depth of the Backfield is looking great.

  • Nick619chargers4life

    Yay it’s only a 1 yr deal . We are loaded with corners but they need time to learn and grow . Another awesome move by TT in my book

  • 619rockstar

    It is crazy how were doing the opposite of seatle with their tall cbs and our short cbs, lol

    • Sergio Quintero

      The chargers run the opposite scheme, touch the receivers as little as possible, give cushion have corners play forward as much as possible, and as soon as either they identify the pattern or the ball move forward. And with that scheme small corners, with excellent quickness and speed are ideal.

  • Gunnar Martin

    This was for his 2013 season, but here is his Top 100 presentation if you haven’t seen it already:

    • arnie

      So what cha’ sayin’ is, the Chargers just added another top 100 player, to play next Our top 100 player eric Weddle? And TT took a division opponent player that could’ve helped them stop Rivers.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Exactly! So exciting :)

  • http://www.mpagels.weebly.com Matt Pagels

    Saw this in the ticker when I got to work! absolutely stoked. This just adds to an already talented team (when healthy of course). Tom Telesco clearly saying to Chargers fans/bolt beat family: “This ones for you guys”.. This season will be EPIC. LETS GO!!

  • Augie Baza

    So stoked about this right now. Chargers Secondery will be much more improved than last years because of this and other moves Tom Telesco has made over the offseason.

  • Nick Mansoor

    In TT I HELLA Trust

    • Marco

      Kudos for using Bay Area lingo!

      • Nick Mansoor

        Bahahaha

  • Sergio Quintero

    Verrett gets to have a reasonable learning curve, and probably play mostly as a nickel corner for his rookie season.

    Seems like Gilchrist’s snaps at nickel corner should go down, as I am sure its Verrett’s spot to lose. Could Marshall’s roster spot suddenly be in danger?, it sure sounds like a possibility. Seems like Marshall, Ghee, Darby are fighting for one roster spot, should make preseason interesting.

    The guys at 1360 were asking what was the poorest spot on the roster after the Flowers signing, and for me its the depth in the entire defensive line after the starters (Liuget, Lissemore, Reyes) there just isn’t much experience to speak of, and little to no pass rush ability from the backup DE’s.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Agree with the lack of depth on the D-line. I like the starters, but those big boys need their breathers as much as anyone. Right now, we only have two backups I think I’ll be comfortable with on the field (Guy and Carrethers). I’ll be uneasy if anyone gets hurt. Heck, we might have to put Ingram in there every once in a while…

      • Sergio Quintero

        As they say the nickel defense is the primary defense in today’s NFL, who would you trust to pass rush from the DT’s spots beyond Liuget & Reyes on this roster, I’m looking can’t see anyone I would trust.

        I would give some snaps to Ingram inside to keep everyone fresh and get as many good pass rushers on the field at the same time.

  • Gabe Sun

    Ha

  • Sergio Quintero

    Flowers will be pumped to get some revenge on the chiefs, as I said before in a off man zone scheme, like Pagano runs between 70-85% of the time Flowers is top 20-30 corner in the entire NFL, and he might be even better than that.

    We might think the Raiders are the biggest rival, but no fanbase hates the chargers and we their fans like chief fans, after victories I love to go read their complete anger and frustration on the arrowheadpride page.

    • afroamongfew

      To be fair, there are a lot of jerks on Arrowhead Pride who aren’t exemplary of the Chiefs fanbase, but are instead giant crybabies.

      Raiders fans on the other hand, well…

      • Gunnar Martin

        I’ll take a Chief over a Raider any day of the week.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Raiders more insane and delusional no question, but in terms of being crybabies and spewing hate, the boys at arrowheadpride are topped by nobody in terms of the chargers and we their fans, we clearly don’t hate them as much as they hate us, the chargers, and Rivers, they can’t say Rivers name without denigrating him.

  • Cgoodness13

    I was hoping for a 3 year backloaded contract (pay 2 mil 1st year, then progresses 10 mil last year), but still a good deal

  • Remington Slurrikane

    Good deal Chargers I had a feeling Flowers wanted to see his old team 2x next year after they ousted him after a pro bowl season the one year deal is awesome too I believe Wright and Flowers can shore up the Starting Corner spots let’s see who emerges as the nickel Verrett? Marshall? Williams? Davis? either i’m excited for the Defensive Backfield now we just need the font 7 to stay healthy and get some pressure

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    KLAJDFKJSDKFJDLKFJDUIHRUTHW!!!!! I just got off work and read this. I’m so excited I can’t even tipe wurds prohpirli

  • Captain Kush

    Fuck Yeah! Go Chargers!

    • Sergio Quintero

      I’m Mexican, I love how our coach gets insanely pumped, comparing him with the flatline reactions from the Croatian coach was downright hilarious.