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    Pro Bowler or Bust (06/13/14)

    John Ewing, Director of Research and Analytics, @johnewing
    By John Ewing
    The Chiefs cut Brandon Flowers – is the cornerback a Pro Bowler or a replacement level player?



    The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback Brandon Flowers on Friday. The seventh year pro out of Virginia Tech played in his first Pro Bowl last season.

    Flowers was set to earn $5.25 million in salary for 2014. The Pro Bowler was also in line to earn a $2 million training camp bonus.

    What does the move mean for the Chiefs?

    Kansas City will need to replace Flowers' 68 tackles in 2013, third on the team. The cornerback also totaled 17 interceptions in his six years as a starter.

    On paper, cutting a Pro Bowl player is shocking. However, Flowers might not be as good as advertised.

    Prior to the release, Kansas City had just the 14th best defensive secondary in the NFL. The 28-year old Flowers earned an impact score of 7.5 out of 10 in our positional rankings. A rating of seven or above means the player is generally expected to outperform a replacement level player.

    An adequate starter is not the same thing as a Pro Bowl player.

    This is a move that seemingly works for both team and player – the Chiefs save money only needing a replacement level player to replicate Flowers production and the former Chiefs' starter will have little trouble finding a new team.


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