Tampa Bay Vipers: A Player Profile for Quinton Flowers
The XFL is a league that gives football players a second chance. The eight teams will continue to try and put out a product that was exciting to watch in week one. One of those eight teams is the Tampa Bay Vipers. One of the players the Vipers have is Quinton Flowers. Flowers has a history with the Tampa Bay area. He played at the University of South Florida. Flowers might be the best quarterback in Bulls history. The last time the Bulls beat their rival the University of Central Florida Knights he was at the helm. He is what many call a dual-threat quarterback. Flowers can use his arm and legs. It was hard for many defenses to prepare for him. He will get to showcase those talents in the XFL. The league moves faster, and Flowers could thrive as an overall player.
Quinton Flowers started as a true freshman at the University of South Florida. He came from Jackson High School in Miami, Florida. His first year for the Bulls was 2014. Flowers played in five games. His stats 8 for 20 for 111 yards and two interceptions. He also had 73 rushing yards averaging 5.6 yards per carry. These stats were just the beginning. The first year that he started all 13 games was 2015. In that season he went 163 for 276, for 2,296 yards. Flowers had 22 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. His rushing stats were 991 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 5.2 yards a carry. His biggest year was in 2016. Flowers started 13 games once again. He went 207 for 331, 2,812 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
His rushing yards were outstanding he had 1,530 yards and 18 touchdowns. Flowers averaged 7.7 yards a carry. His last year at USF was 2017. This year he only started 12 games he went 188 for 354. Flowers yardage was 2.911, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed for 1,078 yards and 11 touchdowns and averaged 5.5 yards a carry. He had many career awards. Most of the awards came in 2016 and 2017. He was AAC Offensive Player of the Year and CFPA National Performer of the Year. The Bulls reached the Birmingham Bowl he won MVP in 2016 and 2017. Flowers were first-team All-AAC in 2016 and second-team All-AAC in 2017. He has career records at USF and the AAC. The AAC record he owns is a record for total offense. The USF records are all rushing and passing touchdowns.
NFL and XFL
Quinton Flowers went undrafted in the 2018 NFL draft. His NFL career was very short. He never played in one NFL game. Flowers signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent on May 11, 2018. They signed him as a running back. He got waived on September 1, 2018. Flowers was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2018. The Bengals waived him the final day of roster cuts. He got a second chance with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts like the Bengals signed him to the practice squad, but he was released six days after signing. That brings us to his chance with the Tampa Bay Vipers. He can be a hybrid player for the Vipers and look for him to be a quarterback soon.
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