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Can the Chargers lock down Brandon Flowers?

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Will the San Diego Chargers be able to re-sign Brandon Flowers this offseason? 

The 2014 season was a high reward experiment contract with Brandon Flowers signing a 1-year, $3 million dollar deal. That deal proved to be well worth it for the Bolts as he quickly picked up and excelled in Pagano’s defensive system. After being cut loose in Kansas City, Flowers has been on a mission to prove that he hasn’t digressed from Pro-Bowl form. Of the eligible cornerbacks who played a minimum of 60% total snaps, Flowers ranked among the leagues most elite. Among those cornerbacks, here’s how he stacked up.

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  • 10th lowest completion percentage allowed : 56%
  • 10th most interceptions : 3 total
  • 4th least missed tackles : 4 total
  • 12th overall efficiency ranking (based off PFF analysis)

The standout corner has clearly has earned himself a big contract. With which team that contract will be signed remains to be seen. The Chargers have plenty of cap space to get a deal done with Flowers. However, at age 29 he isn’t getting any younger and his durability could be a concern after missing one game with a groin injury, another with a concussion, and exiting two more early with undisclosed injuries.

Bottom line:

He earned every penny of his $3 million and will likely see a big pay day come March. The Chargers would be wise to do anything in their power to keep #26 in blue and gold for the 2015 season and beyond. The market will be plentiful for him though, so he will have his choice of destination. Despite feeling the Chargers organization as a family and being close friends with receiver Eddie Royal, at the end of the day Brandon said it best himself when asked about his return.

“Business is business.”

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