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.