Brandon Flowers is fresh off signing a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, but he wants everyone to know that he feels he is the best at his position.
Speaking last week on NFL Network, Flowers held nothing back:
“Oh, first off, let me just say I’m the best corner in football. Let’s get that clear. Don’t let my injuries last year fool you, or take my name from the top list.”
Flowers dealt with a knee injury last season that kept him out of three games.
Entering his seventh season in the league, Flowers has certainly been a productive corner, but is he the better than Peterson, Sherman or Darrelle Revis?
Let’s take a look.
The following table is an average of each player’s games played, tackles and interceptions per season since they have been in the league.
*Revis only played in two games in 2012.
Revis has been in the league the longest (seven years), Flowers is next (six years) and Sherman and Peterson have each been in the league three years.
Obviously these stats aren’t all that goes into being a great corner, but looking at the numbers, Flowers has been just as productive as Sherman and Peterson, not necessarily better.
Prior to signing with San Diego this offseason, Flowers had played his entire career in Kansas City.
Peterson and Sherman’s history is long and was revamped this offseason when Peterson said Sherman is “not really” a cover corner.
There will always be a debate as to who is the best at whichever position, but there may never be a true, concrete way to devise the “perfect” player at each position.
I’m glad all of these corners are confident they are the best. Now they just have to prove it on the field when the season starts on Sept. 4.