Quinton Flowers leaves XFL’s Vipers

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Quarterback Quinton Flowers, who has expressed frustration with his role, has left the Tampa Bay Vipers, Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Vipers coach Marc Trestman said Flowers left for undisclosed “personal reasons” and his status is considered “day to day.”

Flowers complained about playing only two series in last Saturday’s loss to the Houston Roughnecks,. He said he was “getting limited to a lot of things.”

He did not take a snap in the second half.

Flowers left the University of South Florida as the American Athletic Conference’s all-time total offense leader, but NFL teams saw him as a running back and he was drafted into the XFL as a running back.

In three games this season, he has 16 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown while completing 8 of 15 passes for 106 yards and an interception.

8 responses to “Quinton Flowers leaves XFL’s Vipers

  1. This is so sad. A young man is being denied a promising future. What is this country coming to??

  2. Coach Trestman was heard to yell as Flowers was walking off, “You’ll never play in the XFL again!”

  3. I see a bunch of people commenting who absolutely know nothing about Quintin Flowers, his values, his skills, and his value to South Florida’s football program. Some people may think they’re funny and cute. They are not. Some people just hate other people, and that’s sad.

    My mother always told me, if you can’t say something positive, then say nothing. If you don’t know a person, say less.

  4. I mean I can understand his frustration, and wanting to voice his desire to play. But damn, just leaving like that is dumb. Now he’s making himself look bad and soft, and unless another XFL team wants him, he probably messed up his opportunity to showcase himself however he can. Maybe the NY Guardians should try to trade him, they are really lacking at QB lol.

  5. alongthegulf says:

    I see a bunch of people commenting who absolutely know nothing about Quintin Flowers, his values, his skills, and his value to South Florida’s football program. Some people may think they’re funny and cute. They are not. Some people just hate other people, and that’s sad.

    My mother always told me, if you can’t say something positive, then say nothing. If you don’t know a person, say less.
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    Quite a lecture, there chief.

  6. interesting event. More information needed. He’s not going to make the $$$ at the pizza shop. He’s also not going to get NFL looks there either. so what is he thinking and why?

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