Ereck Flowers thinks Jaguars will be a ‘better fit’ for him than Giants
Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers lost the faith of the New York Giants, but he’s excited about his new opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Flowers was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he hasn’t measured up to what was expected of him so far.
The Giants benched him a few games into this season, and they recently decided to release him. The Jaguars have been hit by some injuries to their lineman, so they signed Flowers to a one-year deal. Flowers will move from a 1-5 Giants team to a team that is still a legitimate playoff contender, and he’s excited about it.
“Great opportunities, great team and I’m happy to be here,” Flowers told the Florida Times-Union. “Definitely a fresh start for me. I like it here, man. I think this will be a better fit. They have a great locker room, great guys. I’m grateful to be here.”
The Jaguars have dropped their last two games, but they’re in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South. The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans also have 3-3 records. Ereck Flowers wasn’t considered consistent by the Giants’ staff, but Jaguars have high hopes for him.
“Make no mistake about it, if we feel someone can help us or making a change is better for us, then we will do that,” said Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone. “That is everywhere. It is hard when the whole team is not playing well.”
Their Week 7 matchup with the Texans will be an important test for team’s new front line.