"It's about giving Chad a chance. See what we get," Shurmur said about the decision.
Flowers, who was selected ninth overall by the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft, has struggled to make an impact on Big Blue's offensive line (colleague Nick Shook broke down Flowers' Week 1 struggles). With the team choosing not to pick up his fifth-year contract option for 2019, Flowers' time in New York could be in danger if he doesn't manage to re-take his starting role.
Wheeler, who signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants last season, started in five of the 11 games he played in last year. Whether he's capable of taking over the starting role remains to be seen.