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
So the Kansas City Chiefs seem to be parting ways with their Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers. He has spent 6 years with the team and it looks like he is moving on.
What does this mean for the Chargers? This is most definitely a solution to help solidify our secondary (at long last), and once that could go a long way for this franchise. Flowers is 28 years of age, and had proven to be one of the best corners in the game today. He also earned his place on the 2013 Pro Bowl squad.
Imagine our roster with Flowers in the mix. Brandon would obviously hold down the #1 spot. #2 will come down to Shareece Wright, Richard Marshall or Jason Verrett. We will have outstanding depth on the chart as well with Steve Williams, Brandon Ghee and Marcus Gilchrist behind the top 3.
Our biggest issue with Brandon Flowers will most likely be how much we are willing to pay the man. He is an excellent corner, but he won’t come cheap. How can Telesco make this happen? Well, he has several options one of which would include the consideration of cutting Jeromey Clary (gasp) or restructuring player contracts (once again Clary, probably Mathews as well). He is currently making about $5.75 million per season, and would be asking for a similar number with his new team.
I think we should pounce on this opportunity, this would really help our defense a lot and we will have great depth while we are in the process. Come on Telesco, lets close this. What do you guys think?