On Thursday, June 9, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that cornerback Brandon Flowers officially retired from the NFL as a member of the organization.
Today, we officially retired Brandon Flowers as a Kansas City Chief 👏
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) June 9, 2022
While it was unexpected as the team nor Flowers made a prior announcement of his decision, it’s nevertheless was deserving gesture for Flowers.
Drafted in the second round by Kansas City in 2008, Flowers spent the first six seasons of his career with the Chiefs. During that time, he recorded 373 tackles, 90 passes defensed, and 21 interceptions in 88 games played, according to Pro Football Reference. Following the 2013 season in which he earned his first ever Pro Bowl nod, Flowers signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the San Diego Chargers.
Flowers would go on to play three seasons for the Chargers before stepping away from football in 2017.