The Washington Football Team has its answer at quarterback on the roster — at least for 2021. When Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Football Team in March, he signed to be the team’s starting quarterback.
Now, top backup Taylor Heinicke does provide some intrigue and is coming off a strong offseason.
Washington won the NFC East in 2020 despite below-average quarterback play. Dwayne Haskins was terrible. Kyle Allen was better, but nothing special in his brief time as the top passer. Alex Smith took over and gave the team a chance in one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history.
But, head coach Ron Rivera knew he needed to upgrade at quarterback and decided against going all-in on a young passer, instead opting for the veteran gunslinger coming off a strong run in Miami.
Here is Washington Wire’s training camp preview on the quarterbacks.