Trey Flowers is entering his third season playing with the Detroit Lions organization.
After signing a five-year, $90 million contract in 2019, Flowers has seen a dip in production, and then battled injuries all of last season.
In 2018, Flowers recorded 7.5 sacks, a career-high, under Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots.
In two seasons with Detroit, he has recorded a total of nine sacks.
In 2020, Flowers recorded 22 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. His season was unfortunately cut short due to injury.
“I had actually fractured my forearm,” Flowers revealed at the end of the 2020 season. “I went to do a rip move against an offensive tackle inside, and I hit his elbow. And, I had a fracture in my forearm.”
Does Flowers have the potential to significantly boost his productivity, working in new Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn's 3-4 base scheme?
One Lions reporter is projecting that Flowers will have an opportunity to rebound and secure a spot in the Pro Bowl.
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Matt Dery, Locked on Lions host, is placing Flowers on his list of five Lions who have an opportunity to make the Pro Bowl for the first time.
"I'm hopeful that this year is the year where Trey Flowers brings something to the table in a big way," Dery explained. "He's 28-years-old, and he's still in his prime. He's got Romeo (Okwara) on the other side that you know is going to be here. Flowers has that championship pedigree from his days in New England, and he's fully healthy. And, if there's one thing we know about Trey Flowers, (he's a) good guy that wants to do well, and (he) works hard."
Dery added, "Wouldn't it be great to have Okwara on one side, with 10-11 sacks, and Trey on the other side, with 9.5-10 sacks, a high PFF grade and everybody's going crazy and saying, 'Man, this is where the Lions' defense didn't do it right in the past.' Trey Flowers playing for Todd Walsh, the new D-line coach, comes into his own. He's got a chance."
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