Monday afternoon the Detroit Lions and pass rusher Trey Flowers agreed to terms on a five-year deal. The official salary for Trey Flowers is yet to be announced, but he’s reportedly expected to be in the $16-$17 million per year range. Flowers is one of the best defenders available in free agency and finds a new home in Detroit. Most noteworthy about this move is that Flowers will be reunited with Lions’ head coach Matt Patricia, Flowers’ former defensive coordinator with the New England Patriots.
Per @AdamSchefter, Trey Flowers deal with the Lions is expected to something close to $16M-$17M per season. Massive.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 11, 2019
It will be a five-year deal in Detroit for Trey Flowers, per source. https://t.co/WAdJxKmI4H
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
— NFL (@NFL) March 11, 2019
Flowers, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, spent his first four seasons as a member of the New England Patriots. Due to the recent success of the Patriots, Flowers is already a two-time Super Bowl champion. Flowers posted a career-best 7.5 sacks last season, so he was a key contributor to their Super Bowl run. Flowers emerged as a premier pass-rusher, tallying 21 sacks over the last three season.
As a result, the 25-year old is now going to be one of the highest paid defenders in the league. Flowers is the third former Patriot to join the Lions in free agency, along with cornerback Justin Coleman and wide receiver Danny Amendola. Lions are looking to Flowers to provide an immediate impact. Due to his pass-rushing ability, Flowers can be a star for the Lions.