UDFA Quinton Flowers changing positions

BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 23: Quinton Flowers
BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 23: Quinton Flowers /

The Cincinnati Bengals signed numerous undrafted free agents following the 2018 NFL Draft. Quinton Flowers is one and he looks to change positions.

South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers was one of the UDFA signings for the Cincinnati Bengals following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft. His story is heartbreaking and inspirational at the same time. Flowers has overcome so much to get to this point in his life and it would be heartwarming to see this young man find his way onto a team in the NFL.

According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Flowers is making the move this weekend from quarterback to running back during rookie minicamps. Wearing the number 34 for the Bengals in camp, he will find himself also working in special teams returns during camp. Flowers still has a lot to prove to be able to make the Cincinnati roster.

Standing at 5’10” and 214 pounds, Flowers is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. South Florida ran zone reads and a spread offense giving him open field to take off and make plays on his own when he felt it was needed. He was the first Florida quarterback to throw for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000, something that even Tim Tebow was unable to do in Florida.

There are plenty of positions the Bengals want to try him out in which include running back, special teams return, and even slot receiver. Flowers 2017 season at USF proved how versatile he can be as he threw for 2,911 yards and 25 touchdowns while only throwing six interceptions. On the ground, he made plays by running for 1,078 yards and 11 more touchdowns. Even with all of the chaos in his personal life, Flowers is a playmaker on the field.

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We will see what happens this weekend at rookie minicamps and OTA’s coming up. Flowers had multiple chances to prove himself at different positions and make this Bengals roster. It would be great to see the young man get a spot and live out his dream of playing in the NFL. Especially after everything he has been through.