Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers returned to the team this week in order to retire with his original franchise.
It might sound like a blast from the past, but cornerback Brandon Flowers returned to the team that originally drafted him in order to retire with the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Thursday, the team team made the announcement with a special post on Twitter.
Flowers originally joined the team as a second-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech during the days in which Scott Pioli was making the selections for the front office. Flowers was an instant starter in a secondary that also saw fifth-round pick Brandon Carr as a starting corner—giving the Chiefs one of the better drafts classes that year.
Flowers would go on to play nine total seasons in the NFL, including his first six with the Chiefs, and he even made his lone Pro Bowl appearance in his final year in Kansas City back in 2013—the first year of Andy Reid’s era with the team.
The San Diego Chargers would lure Flowers away in free agency as the team remade itself under John Dorsey’s leadership, and the veteran corner went on to start for three more seasons in the AFC West.
Flowers finished his career with 21 interceptions, 109 passes deflected, 4 forced fumbles, and 4 defensive touchdowns in 117 career starts. He hasn’t played since a single down in the league since the 2016 season.