He was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. His tenure with the Giants was marred by not living up to the expectations of where he was drafted.
Flowers began his career as the starter at left tackle where he was all-time awful.
According to Pro Football Focus, Flowers ranked dead last in pressure percentage allowed (9.45 percent) and 273rd in pass-blocking efficiency (94.8) among 275 offensive linemen with at least 1,800 pass-block snaps since 2006. He allowed 180 total pressures (130 hurries, 34 hits, 16 sacks) in 1,911 pass-block snaps for the Giants.
He was better against the run but not by much. Pro Football Focus ranked him 58th out of 74 in run-block grade in 2017 (52.8). His run block grade was 55.6 in 41 run-block snaps before he was released.
Flowers’ surly demeanor was an issue as well. His unhappiness with the team’s pursuit of Nate Solder led him to skip the Giants offseason program. He was on the trade block before the 2018 NFL Draft but there were no takers. He also got into a physical altercation with his position coach during his rookie season and ESPN reporter Jordan Ranaan after an awful performance in 2016.
Last season, he was waived by the Giants after five games and played eight games for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He signed with the Washington Redskins in the offseason and is the team’s starting left tackle.
Flowers played in Sunday’s 24-3 beat down of Washington and had nothing kind to say about the Giants whatsoever.
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“Once they get back to losing, the stadium will be back empty,” Flowers said in an interview with NJ Advance Media.
Flowers also trashed the Giants fanbase.
“I don’t care for Giants fans,” Flowers said. “They feel about me how I feel about dentists. I don’t care for this place much. I would’ve loved to have come out of here with a W, but it’s all good.”
He chastised the MetLife Stadium faithful for what he felt were unimaginative jeers.
“None of them were creative,” Flowers said. “Just talking. They can say what they want. If you watched that game, there’s nothing you can really say to me. I thought it was a winnable game. I think that we played a lot harder teams before. I felt like I held my own, but it doesn’t matter, because we didn’t win.”
It’s safe to assume he won’t be inviting general manager Dave Gettleman over for dinner.
“Gettleman? Nah, I don’t care to see him. ****, the world will go into flames before me and him have a conversation,” Flowers said.
What about head coach Pat Shurmur?
“I don’t care for him either,” Flowers said.
Flowers even said he is thrilled to be away the Giants…despite the fact the Giants have won back-to-back games and are a game out from the division lead. Washington has lost all four of their games this season and 10 of their last 11.
“****, nobody is more happy not to be here than me,” Flowers said. “This has been so much of an enjoyable experience, man. I’m not looking back at my time there. Being here (with the Giants) for me was just toxic. It was toxic on the field, it was toxic off the field. It doesn’t fit me.”
Flowers’ vitriol, however, doesn’t extend to his former teammates as he has “no animosity towards them”.
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