By now, you’ve likely heard that Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers was cut by the Chiefs this afternoon. Earlier, Luke Adams compiled some rumors linking Flowers to potential new teams. Among the favorites were the Falcons and Redskins, with the Panthers, Jets, 49ers and Titans listed as having interest.
With such news, many writers were eager to give their take on whether Flowers would be a fit with their respective clubs. Let’s see what they had to say…
- While the 49ers could certainly use a cornerback, ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson thinks it’s doubtful that they’ll be able to land Flowers. The writer believes the team will consider the player, but multiple factors – including the team’s need for more of a bruising, tall defensive back and the understanding that another team will be able to offer more money – may prevent the former Pro-Bowler from joining Jim Harbaugh‘s squad.
- ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky spoke to a scout about Flowers and came away with the impression that the cornerback would not be a fit for the Titans. Flowers’ struggles playing man coverage last season may clash with the team’s desire to play more man in 2014. Furthermore, the writer believes the team would be just fine with the trio of Jason McCourty, Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
- When asked if the Chargers would consider Flowers, ESPN.com’s Eric D. Williams says that the team “has enough 5-10 corners on the roster” and that Flowers would not be upgrade.