The San Diego Chargers entered the offseason in desperate need of cornerback help. In a division where they must face Peyton Manning and Andy Reid's offense twice, stopping the pass is a must for them, but they didn't have the corners to do it consistently enough in 2013.
That's changed this offseason. After drafting TCU corner Jason Verrett in the first round of this year's draft, they've now signed former Kansas City Chiefs corner Brandon Flowers.
Chargers have come to terms on a deal with CB Brandon Flowers.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 24, 2014
Flowers started 87 of the 88 games he appeared in for the Chiefs over the past six seasons. He's recorded 421 tackles, 17 interceptions, two sacks and four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries during that span.
He used to be a Pro Bowl-caliber corner for the Chiefs, but he didn't transition well into new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's press-heavy scheme, and he got burned in press coverage frequently while allowing quarterbacks to compile a 103.9 passer rating against him in 13 starts.
Flowers had three years left on a six-year, $49.35 million deal prior to being released.
The Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions were other teams interested in him.