The San Diego Chargers agreed to a 4-year, $36 million deal with CB Brandon Flowers.
The San Diego Chargers had a couple of in-house free agent priorities that were at the top of the priority list when the offseason began. The team needed to bring back King Dunlap and Brandon Flowers onto the roster. Dunlap signed earlier in
the offseason and Flowers signed his deal over the weekend.
The team has successfully kept their top 2 priorities in free agency and can focus out on signing other players onto the team. The team could put their focus on Eddie Royal or Ryan Mathews now or they can look at other free agents on the market. The team is expected to add Orlando Franklin onto the roster. Could they add another big name in free agency?
If Flowers were to get to free agency, he would have been one of the top corners available and would have drawn interest from a number of teams. The Chargers were able to lock him in.
With Flowers returning, he will lock down one corner spot on the defense and he will work with Jason Verrett at the other corner position. Both players didn’t have many games that they were able to play together with Flowers fighting through some injuries early in the season and Verrett fighting through injuries for most of the season. Having both players healthy next season will be key for the defense. Having both on the field could be a huge upgrade for the team. Flowers helped bring consistency to the team in the secondary and will hold down that position for the team for the next 4 seasons.
The Chargers brought in Flowers last offseason after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a great addition on defense and helped bring a solid vet in the secondary to join Eric Weddle. We look forward to having him on the roster for the next few seasons.
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