Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons

Tampa Bay Vipers Preview

The Tampa Bay Vipers’ offense has plenty to prove heading into Week 2. The unit managed just three points against New York in the opener, despite making four trips into the red zone and outgaining the Guardians 394-226 in a 23-3 defeat. Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray completed fewer than half of his attempts (16 of 34) for 231 yards and threw two interceptions.  

He also injured his left foot, leaving Quinton Flowers and Taylor Cornelius to share snaps at quarterback in practice this week. It’s unclear if Murray will play Saturday, perhaps presenting the dual-threat Flowers an opportunity. Flowers rushed five times for 34 yards and hit a 37-yard completion in the opener. 

Seattle Dragons Preview

The Seattle Dragons could be starting a new quarterback in Week 2 after Brandon Silvers was injured late in the 31-19 loss to DC in the opener. Silvers, who finished 21 of 40 for 217 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, was replaced late by B.J. Daniels, who threw incomplete on his only pass.  

Daniels, a South Florida product, took most of the reps in practice this week, with former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds also working in. The Dragons’ top offensive weapon in the opener was wideout Austin Proehl. The son of former NFL wideout Ricky Proehl had five grabs for 88 yards and two scores, including a 57-yarder.