Former New York Giant Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins for $30 million over three years with $19.95 million guaranteed, according to Rosenhaus Sports.
Miami Dolphins agree to terms with Ereck Flowers $30M over 3 years with $19.95M fully guaranteed, per @RosenhausSports— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Flowers played at the University of Miami in college, where he became one of the best offensive tackles in the country. He was drafted with the No. 9 overall pick by the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. Flowers was a tackle on the Giants beginning in 2015 and he stayed there for three years before being cut by the team in 2018. He was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars and continued to start at left tackle for the remainder of the year, but he was not brought back in 2019.
The Washington Redskins then decided to take a chance on Flowers. Under the guidance of then-offensive line coach Bill Callahan, Flowers transitioned to guard. Flowers responded well to the move, showing improvement as the year progressed.
According to Pro Football Focus, during Weeks 1-8, Flowers committed five penalties and had one game with a pass blocking grade above 70.0. In Weeks 9-17 however, Flowers committed one penalty and had one game with a pass blocking grade below 70.0.
Even without having star lineman Trent Williams for the entire season and missing guard Brandon Scherff for five games due to injury, the Redskins’ offensive line finished at No. 13 in the league, according to PFF.
Flowers has proven to be quite the comeback story - a fact that the Giants never would have expected.