Tre Flowers wasn’t supposed to be the Seattle Seahawks’ starting right cornerback. He was due to be stashed away as depth while Dontae Johnson or Byron Maxwell played opposite Shaquill Griffin. Instead, the safety-to-corner convert was thrown to the wolves in Week 1, struggled mightily and missed the following week due to injury, but since his return? He’s been a difference maker in the revamped Seahawks secondary.
Seattle’s defense is tied for second in the NFL with 11 takeaways, and Flowers has been involved in three of them over the past three weeks. His first one was a pass break-up on Michael Gallup of the Dallas Cowboys, as Earl Thomas somehow trapped the loose ball against his leg for an interception.
The next game against the Arizona Cardinals, Flowers forced David Johnson to fumble, as Bradley McDougald was there for the recovery. Pro Football Focus grades Flowers as the best run-stopping CB in the NFL, by the way.
Fast forward to last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, and Flowers is on hand again to knock the ball away from Todd Gurley, and eventually into Frank Clark’s waiting arms for his first career interception.
Flowers did not allow a single reception vs. Los Angeles, as he continues to improve on the fly as a rookie cornerback. While his debut against the Denver Broncos was a difficult one, he has been one of the bright spots on this new-look Seahawks defense.