Former New York Giants offensive lineman Ereck Flowers is happy to be a part of his new organization, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
When the New York Giants released disappointing offensive lineman Ereck Flowers last Tuesday, it was hard to believe he would have an NFL future. Selected ninth overall in the 2015 NFL draft by Big Blue, Flowers has been nothing short of a disgrace.
According to Pro Football Focus, Flowers performance was extremely below-average. Among the 275 offensive linemen with at least 1800 pass-block snaps since 2006, Flowers is dead last in pressure percentage allowed (9.45 percent). His overall career pass-block grade of 61.8 is also 271st among that same exact group.
The Giants decided to move Flowers from left to right tackle after signing Nate Solder this past offseason. By Week 3, Flowers was benched for right tackle Chad Wheeler. And then, last Tuesday, the Giants finally released the fourth-year man out of Miami.
However, for Flowers, it didn’t take long to find another team, as the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him last Friday. Flowers will now get to reunite with his first NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin, who’s now executive vice president of football operations for the Jaguars. Not only that, but he also gets to reunite with his first offensive line coach, Pat Flaherty.
Flowers, for one, is happy about the move. He truly believes it’s a much better fit for him. Flowers spoke to the media regarding the entire situation. “I expected it,” Flowers told John Reid of Jacksonville.com. “It wasn’t a shock to me. I actually was looking forward to another opportunity.”
The former Giant is optimistic about starting over. “Great opportunities, great team and I’m happy to be here,” Flowers men. “Definitely a fresh start for me.”
A move that the Giants so desperately needed to make ends up being a win for everyone