The Kansas City Chiefs have wrapped up a terrible week with some great news. According to Adam Teicher, the team has agreed to a long-term contract extension with CB Brandon Flowers.
Flowers, one of the top cornerbacks in the league, was entering the final year of his rookie contract. The new deal will reportedly pay Flowers $50 million over five years with $22 million guaranteed. Considering the money being handed out to cornerbacks in today’s pass-happy NFL, that is a number that the Chiefs have to be happy with going forward.
Scott Pioli has made it a point to lock up the Chiefs young core, having signed Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali to long-term deals.
After seeing the Kansas City secondary lose a key component on Sunday for the season in Eric Berry, it’s good to know that Flowers won’t be leaving the Chiefs anytime soon. The other key member that needs to get a new deal is Brandon Carr, a restricted free agent this past offseason. Getting his name on a new contract would assure that the Chiefs defensive backfield will be a strength in 2011 (and beyond).