The next start Brandon Flowers makes at cornerback will be his 60th. It’ll also be the first one he makes without Brandon Carr on the other side of the formation.
Carr inked a five-year, $50 million free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys last March. So Flowers, who signed a long term extension with the Chiefs at the beginning of the 2011 season, will take the field against the Atlanta Falcons in Week One without his longtime friend and fellow corner from the 2008 draft class.
Admittedly, it took a while for Flowers to accept his new role as the only veteran Chiefs cornerback.
“Being here as a rookie and playing there, you kind of experience that early so you understand that it’s a business right now,” said Flowers during Chiefs OTAs. “But you just need to keep going with different guys back there, different personalities.”