UFL Week Two Film Breakdown With Samuel Akem | Chase Garbers San Antonio Brahmas

Chase Garbers & Greg Eiland Return, Brahmas Cut De Laura

The San Antonio Brahmas clinched the playoffs – and now may have gotten another boost offensively. Chase Garbers has been reactivated off of the injured reserve list, meaning he would be eligible to return sooner than later for San Antonio.

This is pretty big news for the Brahmas. Garbers came into the UFL as a rookie in that QB room, but earned the starting gig. He was playing quite well, and helped lead the Brahmas to a 2-1 record before suffering a wrist injury in week three against St. Louis.

Originally, it seemed that Chase’s injury would sideline him for the rest of the year. However, we received word that he could potentially return in 2024.

Now, it appears that it’s pretty likely that he will. In just three games, Chase threw for 588 yards and six touchdowns, to just one interception. He was the leader of that offense, and since his injury, things haven’t been as smooth for A.J. Smith & Co.

If Garbers can come back by week ten – or even the playoffs – Wade Phillips will have quite the decision on his hands. Quinten Dormady has filled in during his absence, and has seen a rather inconsistent tenure in the UFL this year.

Over the past five games, Dormady has thrown for 974 yards and five touchdowns, but he’s tossed six interceptions. According to PFF, he’s committed seven turnover worthy plays across that span. One would expect that Dormady is the starter this week – but anything can change moving forward.

Jayden De Laura Released

The Brahmas had released Tom Flacco a couple of weeks ago, in order to make room for rookie Jayden De Laura. De Laura, who was eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft, signed with San Antonio in hopes of providing depth for a QB room that needed stability.

With the return of Garbers, the Brahmas have moved on from Jayden. He did not see the field at all this year.

Greg Eiland Returns

The offensive line finally receives some much needed help. Eiland was a starter at right tackle for the Brahmas the first three weeks, but went down on the same day that Garbers did. Greg played 139 snaps across those three games. Having him back in the lineup will greatly benefit Andre Gurode and this coaching staff.

In response to Eiland coming back, the Brahmas cut George Moore. He did not play in any games for San Antonio this season, having been signed a few weeks ago.

After what has been a tough season full of injuries, the San Antonio Brahmas finally have some life. Chase Garbers and Greg Eiland both being reactivated in the same week is a refreshing sign. With home field advantage to fight for in the playoffs, expect the Brahmas to keep their foot on the gas pedal down the stretch.

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