Cut by the Kansas City Chiefs and signed by the San Diego Chargers, Brandon Flowers just said he's the top cornerback in the NFL.

Although Flowers made the Pro Bowl last season, he didn't excel in single coverage.

“First off, let me must say, I am the best corner in football,” Flowers told NFL Network.

Flowers was caught off guard by being released.

“I was very surprised when it happened,” Flowers said. “I knew I hit the cap pretty hard, but I thought if I was going to get traded or released it was going to be in February or March sometime. The timing that they did it, it kind of hit me. That’s why I stayed in the division. I wanted to let the Chiefs know that’s why they hit me. I want to let them know how I felt about it."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun