January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) and safety Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers (35) celebrate at the end of the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Should the New York Giants go after Pro Bowl CB Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers was released today by the Kansas City Chiefs.

In Kansas City, fans are probably a little surprised, but this was clearly a money saving move for the red and gold. A tweet from Brandon Flowers himself confirms the move:

Should the Giants pursue Brandon Flowers?

Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com suggests seven landing spots for the Pro Bowl CB and the New York Football Giants were not among them. Granted, there are 32 teams in the NFL and everyone has room for a Pro Bowl CB… but the Giants defense could certainly use a CB with the leadership and abilities of Brandon Flowers.

Rosenthal suggests 2+2 = Scott Pioli, with the Atlanta Falcons as his top favorite:

1. Atlanta Falcons: Rapoport reports that the Falcons have been monitoring Flowers’ availability and they could be ready to pounce. Second-year pros Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are a very promising duo, but the group lacks depth. Flowers would give the Falcons one of the best trios in the league. New Falcons front office member Scott Piol signed Flowers to his “48.75 million extension” in Kansas City. (Flowers only got half that money.) This marriage makes a lot of sense and they have the cap room to get it done.

In New York, the Giants may appear to be set at CB with this roster:

# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE.
36 Jackson, Bennett CB 6-0 192 22 R Notre Dame
20 Amukamara, Prince CB 6-0 207 25 4 Nebraska
31 Bowman, Zack CB 6-1 196 29 7 Nebraska
28 Hosley, Jayron CB 5-10 178 23 3 Virginia Tech
48 Howard, Travis CB 6-1 200 24 1 Ohio State
37 James, Charles CB 5-9 179 24 2 Charleston Southern
38 McBride, Trumaine CB 5-9 185 28 7 Mississippi
21 Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB 6-2 193 28 7 Tennessee State
24 Thurmond III, Walter CB 5-11 190 26 5 Oregon

 

Prince Amukamara and DRC are set to potentially be one of the best CB duos in the league. Walter Thurmond has hopes up… it’s not a bad list.

However, whenever a skilled tackler like Brandon Flowers comes on the market. As a fanbase, you should at least take a look. Jayron Hosley will be suspend 4 games and the Giants could get creative with a deal for a player like Flowers. Pound for pound, one of the toughest players in the NFL at 5’9″ – 197 lbs.

Even though they have similar statures, Brandon Flowers is not the exact same type of corner as Trumaine McBride. Flowers has excellent open field tackling ability and has compiled 328 tackles in his Chiefs football career. He can can cover well, and has 92 passes defended on his resume.

This move probably isn’t on everyone’s radar, but Brandon Flowers is certainly a player that would help the New York Football Giants improve.


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