Flowers also proved himself an impact player in the postseason. The former Patriots standout will fill the void left at slot receiver when the Lions traded Golden Tate. The deal, which reunites Flowers with coach Matt Patricia, is expected to be worth more than $16 or $17 million per season. According to The Athletic's Connor Hughes, Flowers shortened his list to the Lions and Dolphins before ultimately choosing Detroit.
Last season, en route to the Super Bowl title, Flowers record 7.5 sacks, nine other tackles-for-loss, 20 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, and 57 total tackles in 15 games.
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Flowers, 25, recorded 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in the regular season previous year, before recording two sacks in the playoff run to a Super Bowl.
Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots reacts at the end of the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch.
The Lions can officially sign Flowers when the new league year opens on Wednesday.