Rumors everywhere. It’s interesting to know that the New England Patriots are in the center of almost all events. This time it’s all about the defensive end Trey Flowers. He’s not considered a lock for a contract extension.
The rumors slowed down as the offseason winded down. NFL teams rosters are now set, and the training camp is set to be getting underway in the weeks that follow. But, these rumors are more about the future of Trey Flowers.
The defensive end was a fourth-round pick of the team in 2015. But, he become one of the Patriots mainstays in the team’s defensive line.
Flowers played one game in the rookie season, he was a regular in the lineup in the past couple of seasons. The defensive end recorded 13.5 sacks in the past two seasons. He added 68 tackles and 39 assisted tackles. The player also has four passes defended and two fumble recoveries. There are two forced fumbles, too.
Let’s not forget that Flowers turned into a legitimate pass rushing threat for the New England Patriots. Last season, he was actually the team’s only consistent pass rushing threat. He missed two games, but that didn’t stop him from leading the defensive linemen in snaps performed last year for the Pats.
If you take into consideration this, you will think that the Pats will like to keep him forever. However, it seems like there’s no place for Flowers in the team when it comes to long-term deals.
Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston confirmed the info.
“Conventional wisdom would say he gets paid what other young DEs are making, which could be in the neighborhood of $13 million per season. But the Patriots have pushed away from the table before when their accomplished homegrown guys get real expensive, so a Flowers extension is no sure thing.”
Well, that’s something we should think about.