While Washington football team the season may seem over, there is one last game to play against the New York Giants on Sunday. While many wonder what the franchise’s new nickname will be, there remains the question of the franchise’s next quarterback.
It doesn’t matter what happens this offseason, said offensive coordinator Scott Turner quarterback Taylor Heinicke is here to stay.
“If we bring a guy [QB] in … and whatever happens, Taylor will be there. … I know what his lineup is and he’ll be ready to compete, “Turner said.” I think Taylor is definitely going to be a factor. “
Heinicke has had its ups and downs this season. He’ll throw for 290 yards and score three touchdowns one game and two interceptions the next.
“I’ve never really had the chance to know what it’s like to be a starter. It’s a lot of work … and stress,” said Heinicke. “It’s all you can imagine, but this is where you always wanted to be. I learned a lot. I hope I get another chance.”
The former Old Dominion star has thrown for over 3,000 yards, had 20 touchdowns and 15 picks this season. Heinicke’s future in Washington may be uncertain, but trainer Ron Rivera now knows the place of the starter.
“I feel loyalty to what Taylor has done so far this year,” Rivera said. “I still think Taylor is giving us our best shot at winning.”
When: Sunday, January 9, 1 p.m.
Or: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Chances: WFT -6.5 / Total 38.5
Radio: Team 980 / WMAL 105.9