Patriots plan to talk contract extension with Trey Flowers this offseason
|Kirby Lee | USA TODAY Sports|
While the New England Patriots’ defense had one of their most inconsistent seasons in a long time this past year, one player who remained pretty dominant, especially in the pass-rush, was defensive end Trey Flowers.
It was reported by Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, that the Patriots and Flowers are expected to discuss a new contract this offseason. The 24-year-old is currently signed through 2018.
According to Howe, Flowers has racked up 7.5 sacks, 28 quarterback hits and 24 pressures in 17 games. In his past two Super Bowls he has also put up some key performances.
In Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons, Flowers produced a key second-down sack late in the fourth quarter; and in Super Bowl LII versus the Philadelphia Eagles, he accounted for a quarterback hit, two pressures and a run-stuff.
The Patriots have a lot to do to improve their pass rush this offseason, and keeping Trey Flowers around is definitely on the list.
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