pepperflashplugin-nonfree is broken since Google stopped shipping Flash
with Chrome 54 for Linux and it is unclear if it will ever be fixed (see
bug #1632870). browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash could recommend
adobe-flashplugin instead of pepperflashplugin-nonfree.

Still there is a problem with this approach because Firefox would see
two NPAPI plugins: the official plugin from Adobe and Freshplayerplugin.
There is no reliable way of ruling out the official plugin from Adobe in
Firefox; disabling one from the plugin settings also disables the other.

One approach would be to split adobe-flashplugin in two packages, I have
no idea if this is likely to happen. Another approach is proposed here
and could be implemented in browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash:

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  Flash plugin from pepperflashplugin-nonfree is installed as a
  Recommends of browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash (source:
  freshplayerplugin) even if it is already installed from another

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