Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) defends the pass by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45 - 10. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers: By the Numbers

The Chargers signed 2013 Pro Bowl corner Brandon Flowers Tuesday. He played his first 6 seasons with the division rival Kansas City Chiefs. He was selected 35th overall in 2008 out of Virginia Tech, where he once finished 3rd in the NCAA in passes defended. Last year he finished with 65 tackles, 1 interception, 1 sack and 9 passes defended.

A good thing about Flowers is that he has started nearly every game he has played. Also he has nearly played in every game since he was drafted. This means he is durable. The Chargers desperately need a durable, reliable corner. He has only missed 8 total games since being drafted. In his career, he has 328 tackles, 17 interceptions, 3 of them returned for touchdowns. He also has 2 career sacks. He also had an interception against the Colts in the AFC Wild Card game. He has played in 2 career postseason games. He averages almost 4 tackles a game, which is pretty good for a corner.

One of the main reasons for excitement about this signing is the addition of a veteran presence in the secondary. He can mentor first round draft pick Jason Verrett. With him and Eric Weddle in the secondary, the Chargers immediately have a core group of accomplished veterans to build around.

As a fun fact, Flowers has played in 10 games against the Chargers racking up 41 tackles and 2 interceptions. This signing shows that the front office isn’t playing games this year. 2014 is a year to be excited about Chargers football. The numbers show it, Brandon Flowers is a welcome addition to the San Diego Chargers.

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  • Gunnar Martin

    One of the things I’m most excited about having Flowers is his tackling. He misses very, very few of them, which will be a HUGE improvement from previous years. It’ll keep receivers from getting so many yards after the catch. Should help the whole defense a ton.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      I don’t miss the days of El Matador #31 Cromartie aka “I’m Your Baby ‘s Daddy” either. Lol

  • supersurge619

    I feel were on our way to a SB really soon our best bet is with TT and MM our last best bet was with marty but I believe were finally on our way to winning a championship lets have some patients and belief ….GO SAN DIEGO SUPER CHARGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blackroseMD1

    Flowers, especially on a 1 year deal after a “down” season, is a hell of a pickup by Telesco. I think he’ll return to form in our defensive scheme. The secondary looks to be much improved this year, just with the additions of Flowers and Verrett.

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    Nick says,
    “This signing shows that the front office isn’t playing games this year .”

    I Love It! Great times are ahead!

    Very glad The Spanos’ hired Ron Wolf, and his help orchestrated this ship sailing in the right direction again.
    Great article Nick Lee!

    Go Chargers!

    • Nick Lee

      I appreciate it! Thanks! Go Bolts!

  • Cgoodness13

    Our starting Secondary looks like one of our best units, TT did same thing last year with the O-Line and WRs

  • Sergio Quintero

    As they the field is where the truth is spoken, the narrative chief fan is throwing out is that Flowers lost a step and is on the decline, Flowers and the chargers are banking on a correct scheme fit (he being a zone specialist) and a knee injury he played through were a big reason for Flowers subpar season.

    I’m a charger fan, so clearly I am expecting the narrative to go in the chargers direction, he was an extremely bad scheme fit for Sutton’s defense last year, and the severity of the knee injury is unknown to me, but in general knee injuries for corners is never good news for the level of play.