Coming into the 2024 UFL, the San Antonio Brahmas found themselves the focus of criticism when they announced that their starting quarterback would be Chase Garbers. Before training camp, most projections had predicted that Quentin Dormady would most likely be the Brahmas quarterback after he had come in with limited experience and success while playing for the Orlando Guardians during the 2023 XFL season.

The head coach addressed the criticism of Garbers by mentioning that Garbers had posted a better completion percentage in training camp than Dormady to win the starting job as the Brahmas quarterback.

Since the start of the season, Garbers has proven that he was the right man to lead the Brahmas offense. Behind the play of Garbers, the Brahmas were the hottest team in the UFL with a big home win against the DC Defenders and stealing an improbable comeback victory on the road against the Memphis Showboats with a game-winning drive in Week 2. Even in a losing effort, Garbers did an excellent job leading the Brahmas against the Saint Louis Battlehawks.

Unfortunately, today, the Brahmas announced that Garbers will be out for the rest of the season due to suffering a wrist injury against the Battlehawks. Multiple media sources, including a tweet by UFL Insider James Larsen, have confirmed this.

So, as the Brahmas struggle with significant injuries for another week, Quentin Dormady gets another opportunity to prove that he is a man who can lead the Brahmas offense.

Let’s look at Dormady’s path to get his opportunity to step in for Garbers and lead the herd for the San Antonio Brahmas.

A Journey from Tennessee to Central Michigan

In 2015, Quentin Dormady committed to the University of Tennessee and started to work to lead the Volunteers in the SEC. Over the course of three seasons, Dormady played in 16 games and completed 100 out of 176 passes for 1,286 yards for Tennessee. He threw seven touchdown passes and six interceptions.

After the 2017 season, Dormady transferred to the University of Houston while looking for another opportunity to prove he could be a starting quarterback. While at Houston, he played a cleanup role in two games and completed two passes on five attempts for eight yards. Once again, Dormady looked to transfer and found himself heading to the University of Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

In 2019, Dormady played a role in ten games for the Chippewas, completing 190 passes on 294 attempts, resulting in 2,312 yards and 14 touchdowns. From Tennessee to Houston to Central Michigan, Dormady felt he had what it took to be a starting quarterback but needed to find the right situation.

Looking for Professional Opportunities

After college, Dormady continued looking for the right fit and an opportunity to prove he could be a successful quarterback. That search took him to the Montreal Alouettes practice squad in the CFL. That opportunity opened the door for him to find an opportunity with the Orlando Guardians during the 2023 XFL season.

During the 2023 season, Dormady played in seven games for the Guardians after starting quarterback Paxton Lynch failed to effectively lead the Guardians’ offense. While playing for the Guardians, Dormady completed 140 passes on 205 attempts, resulting in 1,507 yards, 10 touchdowns, and five interceptions. In Orlando, Dormady developed some chemistry with tight end Cody Latimer, and they are reunited on the Brahmas’ offense.

Next Man Up for the Brahmas

To start the 2024 season, Garbers did a fantastic job leading offensive coordinator AJ Smith’s explosive offense. Losing Garbers to an injury is the latest in a series of injuries to critical players for the Brahmas, including the loss of kicker Donald De La Haye and starting center Alex Mollette after their game against the Memphis Showboats. For Dormady, this is another opportunity to step up for his team and show that he is the right man to lead the Brahmas for the remaining part of the 2024 UFL season.

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Aaron Sauter
Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.

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