Tampa Bay Vipers XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

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The 2020 XFL season will kick-off once again this weekend as there is more football to watch a week after the biggest game of them all, the Super Bowl. It may have taken a 20-year hiatus, but the XFL is coming back with eight brand new franchisees ready to take over the football industry. One of those teams being the Tampa Bay Vipers who will be playing out of Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Let’s dive straight into the Tampa Bay Vipers XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!

Tampa Bay Vipers Head Coach

The Vipers are killing two birds with one stone as Tampa Bay’s head coach is also the team’s general manager. Meet Marc Trestman who has been pretty known for his stints in both the CFL and NFL. Trestman was last seen in the NFL coaching the Chicago Bears leading them to an 8-8 season in 2013 and 5-11 record back in 2014. His last coaching stint was with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

Tampa Bay Vipers Key Players

QB Aaron Murray: The former AAF Atlanta Legends QB will be getting another shot under center as he will be the leader of the Vipers offense. Murray finished his AAF stint with a 64.8 % completion rate, 1,048 passing yards, three touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

RB Mack Brown: The running back is finally happy to get a starting chance with the Vipers as he bounced around with the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders from 2015-2019. Brown has a total of 111 rushing yards along with a rushing average of 6.9 yards in the NFL.

DB Corey Moore: The former Houston Texan will get another shot playing football as he is looking to showcase why he deserved to stay in the NFL. Moore brings one interception and 64 career tackles from the NFL into the XFL

Tampa Bay Vipers Win Total: O/U 7.5 Wins

With 10 games scheduled for the Vipers, they have the highest win total from the oddsmakers. They might be in the middle of the pack for the championship odds, but they have the talent to pretty much win every game this season. With loads of AAF and professional experience, they also have the coaching experience to get it done. However, winning eight games to win this win total is just too high for me. Especially with them starting two games on the road. Bet: Under 7.5 Wins

Tampa Bay Vipers Championship Odds (+550)

The Vipers are currently sitting in the middle of the back for championship odds as they have loads of players with collegiate and AAF experience. With Georgia Bulldog star Aaron Murray leading the charge, anything is possible. Other AAF stars on this team include Seantavius Jones and Rannell Hall who will be running down the field catching Murry’s bombs. The value is currently there, but there are three other teams I love more than the Tampa Bay Vipers. You can find those teams here.  Bet: Stay Away From The Championship Bet

Tampa Bay Full Roster

No.  Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
3 Andrew Franks K 6-1 205 Rensselaer Polytechnic
4 Taylor Cornelius QB 6-6 232 Oklahoma State
8 Chase Litton QB 6-5 230 Marshall
9 Quinton Flowers QB/RB 5-10 211 South Florida
10 Jake Schum P 5-11 212 Buffalo
11 Aaron Murray QB 6-1 207 Georgia
13 Donteea Dye WR 5-10 195 Heidelberg
14 Stacy Coley WR 6-0 195 Miami (FL)
15 Seantavius Jones WR 6-4 209 Valdosta State
17 Jalen Tolliver WR 6-3 209 Arkansas-Monticello
18 Reece Horn WR 6-3 213 Indianapolis
19 Tanner McEvoy WR 6-6 230 Wisconsin
20 Tarvarus McFadden DB 6-2 205 Florida State
21 Robert Priester S 5-9 181 Wyoming
22 Rannell Hall DB 6-0 200 Central Florida
23 Anthoula Kelly DB 5-10 183 Fresno State
24 De’Veon Smith RB 5-11 225 Michigan
27 Micah Hannemann S 6-0 190 Brigham Young
28 Bryce Canady CB 6-0 193 Florida International
29 Jacques Patrick RB 6-3 235 Florida State
30 Demontre Hurst CB 5-10 183 Oklahoma
31 Corey Moore DB 6-2 200 Georgia
32 Jalen Collins CB 6-1 203 Louisiana State
33 Shelton Lewis CB 6-0 185 Florida Atlantic
34 Mack Brown RB 5-11 213 Florida
35 Marcelis Branch S 5-11 190 Robert Morris
41 Terrance Plummer LB 6-1 234 Central Florida
42 Nick Moore LS 6-3 245 Georgia
43 Emmanuel Beal LB 6-0 223 Oklahoma
45 Lucas Wacha LB 6-1 230 Wyoming
49 Nikita Whitlock DT 5-10 250 Wake Forest
50 John Yarbrough OC 6-4 300 Richmond
53 Deiontrez Mount DE 6-5 253 Louisville
56 Ike Spearman LB 6-0 233 Eastern Michigan
63 Jordan McCray OC 6-3 322 Central Florida
67 Jerald Foster OG 6-3 335 Nebraska
71 Isaiah Williams OT 6-3 306 Akron
73 Martez Ivey OT 6-5 315 Florida
75 Andrew Tiller OG 6-5 334 Syracuse
76 Daronte Bouldin OG 6-6 331 Mississippi
78 Marquis Lucas OT 6-4 315 West Virginia
80 DeAndre Goolsby TE 6-5 240 Florida
81 Daniel Williams WR 6-3 201 Jackson State
83 Ryan Davis WR 5-10 189 Auburn
85 Nick Truesdell TE 6-5 249 Grand Rapids Jr. Co.
86 Colin Thompson TE 6-4 258 Temple
91 Bobby Richardson DE 6-3 286 Indiana
92 Josh Banks DT 6-4 290 Wake Forest
95 CeCe Jefferson DE 6-1 266 Florida
96 Jason Neill DE 6-3 278 Texas-San Antonio
97 Ricky Walker DT 6-2 295 Virginia Tech

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