Pro Bowl CB Brandon Flowers was unexpectedly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, and he is still in search of a football team. It may be a reach, but the San Francisco 49ers should reach out to Flowers just for a one-year deal.
Flowers can shore up the cornerback position for the 49ers, and adding him would make the defense close to unstoppable. The 49ers have Tramaine Brock as the team’s No.1 CB, but there is uncertainty with the rest of the unit. Chris Culliver can be a solid player, but he has shown inconsistencies over the past few seasons. The 49ers brought in Chris Cook, and the same could be said for him. Flowers’ ability as a lockdown corner is something that the 49ers haven’t had in a long time.
I am not saying Flowers is Deion Sanders, but a similar move was made in 1994, and the 49ers’ faithful will remember how that year turned out with the team hoisting the Lombardi trophy. Low-balling Flowers on a contract could happen, especially if it is just a one-year deal. Players playing under one-year deals normally play well above expectations because they are fighting for a new contract.
49ers GM Trent Baalke should take a chance on bringing Flowers to the Bay area. For the player, it could be a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain; and in the 49ers’ case, it could give them a top-tier NFL CB for one season. It could benefit both parties immensely, and it is definitely worth a try.