Dolphins paid Ereck Flowers $6 million of his 2021 pay before trading him to Washington

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Before trading him to Washington, the Dolphins gave Ereck Flowers a $6 million going away present.

Flowers was set to get paid $9 million in 2021 on his old contract with the Dolphins, but just before the trade, he and the Dolphins agreed to a restructure that saw him get a $6 million signing bonus from Miami. Washington will then pay him $3 million for the 2021 season, agent Drew Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter.

The three-year, $30 million contract the Dolphins gave Flowers last year guaranteed him his 2021 salary, and the Dolphins had decided he wasn’t worth the $9 million. So they cut their losses by paying him $6 million and then getting a swap of late-round picks in the deal with Washington.

Washington is sending the 244th overall pick to Miami for the 258th overall pick to complete the trade.

In Washington, Flowers is likely to be a starting guard. The Dolphins are moving starting right tackle Robert Hunt to guard and may draft a starting right tackle on Thursday night.

18 responses to “Dolphins paid Ereck Flowers $6 million of his 2021 pay before trading him to Washington

  1. A complete win for my Washington Team! Flowers was great for us at guard 2 years ago. And he’s a great character guy as well.

    I was really sad to see him go last year, so this is great!

  2. Serious buyers remorse lol – but how do these GMs not know, when the regular fan KNEW that was a TERRIBLE contract

  3. Dolphins brass were beyond deplorable with their free agent signings last year….I mean historically bad. Kyle Van Noy = gone Jordan Howard = gone Erick Flowers = gone Shaq Lawson = gone.

  4. I’m not sure it was a great move by the WFT, but Flowers did jump start his career there after being a human turnstile with the Giants. So, it may be a case of horses for courses perhaps…..

  5. erik viel says:
    April 27, 2021 at 3:42 pm
    Dolphins brass were beyond deplorable with their free agent signings last year….I mean historically bad. Kyle Van Noy = gone Jordan Howard = gone Erick Flowers = gone Shaq Lawson = gone.

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    Chris Grier has photos on Ross. He’s a top 5 worst GM in the league yet the media keeps praising him. Very strange.

    It you spend 237 million dollars in free agency and have no youth from your own drafts, you’re doing it wrong.

    Importing expensive players as 21 year rentals is a waste of time and hurts player development.

    Miami will finish in 3rd place behind NE and Miami.

  6. Really what has Grier done to justify his job? Everyone gives him a pass for past draft mistakes but he was right there in important roles during that time. And if you look at his picks last year in the 1st you have to like Tua pick but the 2 others are still question marks. He couldn’t make the move to get Wilfs – TB outdid him there. He didn’t get a RB and instead blew the Howard pickup and the Breida trade. Most of his FA pickups are now gone 1 year later and people say well great job on the contracts so they can cut them a year later – what?? $10M in dead money now this year. That pays for Flowers even as a backup. And now we read they paid Flowers $6M to be traded to move up 14 spots in the 7th rd!!! As much as i want to like Grier he has been terrible.

    They need to hit on a playmaker and you trade away the #3 which would guarantee you the top guy for what?? a 1st in 2023!! C’mon he has been terrible with most of his moves! I didn’t think you could blow having the #3 pick fall into your lap but he is trying hard. If Chase and Pitts are both gone this will be a very big gamble gone bad!

  7. This seems like a natural fit. When he played for the Giants and faced Washington twice a year, he did everything he could to help Washington win.

  8. So the guy is considered a massive bust, so they give him a 3 year deal after trading for him ? They outbid themselves and now had to pay to get rid of him. If Tua doesnt hit, this GN HC combo is gone

  9. I like the idea of cutting your losses but at some point Chris Greer needs to hit. And why didn’t they just cut Eric Flowers. I don’t understand paying him $6 million to trade him for nothing. This offseason hasn’t been bad. The main mistake was not resigning Ted Karras. But if Tua sucks again and we moved out of three where we could have picked up a quarterback I think Greer’s seat starts to warm up.

  10. Seems like a no brainer for Washington. Swapping 7th rounders for a dude who was a beast the one year he played here. I wonder if DC is going to trade Scherff.

  11. touchback6 says:
    April 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Chris Grier has photos on Ross. He’s a top 5 worst GM in the league yet the media keeps praising him. Very strange.

    Your obsession with Chris Grier is strange, just saying

  12. Miami had to over pay in last years FA after a 5-11 season. They were always going to dump van noy, flowers, Lawson after a year, no surprise really.

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