Prior to the 2019 season, the Detroit Lions signed then free agent DE Trey Flowers to a 5-year, $90 million contract.
The hope was that Flowers would be the difference-maker on a Lions defense that struggled to get to opposing quarterbacks a year ago.
Unfortunately, through the Lions first six games, Flowers had just one sack and a total of three quarterback hits. Though he was doing a good job defending the run, Flowers is paid the big bucks to get to the quarterback.
On Sunday, in a win over the New York Giants, Flowers finally did what the Lions (and their fans) had been hoping for and he did it at a big time.
According to the Detroit Lions PR department, Flowers recorded full sacks on consecutive plays in the 4th quarter on Sunday. It was the first time a Lions defender recorded sacks on consecutive plays on the same drive since DT Kelvin Pritchett did so nearly 25 years ago.
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) October 28, 2019
The Lions are certainly going to need more of this from Flowers moving forward if they want to make a run at the playoffs.