Giants Turn Down Ereck Flowers’ Option

You knew this one was coming. The Giants will decline tackle Ereck Flowers’ fifth-year option, according to Mike Garafolo of (via Twitter). 

Flowers remains under contract for the 2018 season, but it’s far from a certainty that he’ll remain with the Giants. Dave Gettleman worked hard to trade Flowers during last week’s draft, but was unable to find a taker – even at a modest asking price of a mid-round pick. Just three years ago, Flowers was selected ninth overall by the Giants.

The Giants reportedly do not plan on cutting Flowers in the near future, but one has to imagine that it’s at least a consideration for the team. Flowers has badly underperformed in his three years in New York and the team would save $2.2MM in bonuses by cutting ties. At the same time, his contract would still leave the Giants with nearly $4.6MM in dead money.

With his future hanging in the balance, Flowers has obtained the services of power agent Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus, presumably, will try to steer Flowers towards a team that will start him in 2018.

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13 comments on “Giants Turn Down Ereck Flowers’ Option

    • ships1941

      Dear Arnie, a cancer really, did you ever meet him.
      He’s a nice kid that wasn’t a number 1 draft choice.
      Wish him luck somewhere else.

      • jimbo22

        Hey Ships… I agree with you. Flowers is a good kid that just couldn’t consistently perform up to his potential. The blind side tackle position is perhaps one the hardest positions to play !

        Flowers has the ability to play RT or an inside guard slot. For his sake, I hope he can swallow his pride and get back to just playing Football.

    • Mean Street (Posse that is)

      I’m guessing the 13 after your name must be your age. He is a good kid and you are a complete idiot. Also would be a lot of dead money on the books if he is cut. You make no sense!

  1. mb22

    “Rosenhaus … willl try to steer him to a team that will start him”.. translation: Rosenhaus has a good friend that runs a semi-pro team that will give Flowers a try-out, as a favor to Drew

  2. ships1941

    He’s not great, and this is one of Reese’s screw ups.
    but you put a kid of 21 at left tackle to start straight out of college,
    He just couldn’t handle it. The Giants should have put Pugh at Lt
    And started Flowers at rt. Too bad, hope he makes good somewhere else.

    • jimbo22

      Ships… Another great observation ! Pugh manned the LT position very well. So his arms were not as long as the average LT. Big deal… he had good feet and more than held his ground. Flowers should have started at RT. I also wish him the best !

      Some players just don’t have the skills to transition from LT in College to the the NFL. Others like Will Beatty are plagued by injuries.

      I have been a Giant Fan since 1960. It is good to see that we have other Fans that reply in a positive fashion. Lashing out at good people who don’t make the grade is not the Giant way.

      • davidwm74

        He never played left tackle until the nfl which is silly to assume he could learn in a partial year

  3. Armaday

    I was thinking a trade with the Jets for Bryce Petty before the draft. Too late now, I guess!

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