Sport Taylor Heinicke: Being a starting NFL QB something I’ve dreamed about my whole life
WFT express confidence in QB Taylor Heinicke in wake of Ryan Fitzpatrick injury
Heinicke did in fact spark Washington's offense after entering the game for Fitzpatrick, even leading them to a third-quarter 16-13 lead before ultimately being defeated 20-16. Video: Joe Judge, Ron Rivera talk challenges of facing Taylor Heinicke, Daniel Jones (NFL) Your browser does not support this video Head coach Ron Rivera has been complimentary of Heinicke all along, and Sunday's performance was no exception."Well, obviously we were pleased," Rivera said via the team's website. "We moved the ball well, we made some things happen. We moved the ball well early, too. We just didn't put it in the end zone.
Thursday night’s game against the Giants won’t be the first start of quarterback‘s NFL career, but it offers him a different opportunity than the first two.
Heinicke started a game for the 2018 Panthers as they were playing out the string of a losing season and he played well in Washington’s Wild Card loss against the Buccaneers last season, but never seemed to have a real shot at an extended run in the job oncesigned with the team. Fitzpatrick’s on injured reserve after hurting his hip in Week One, however, and that means Heinicke is looking at multiple games to make his mark as an NFL starter.
Who is Taylor Heinicke? Meet the Washington QB replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick after injury
With Ryan Fitzpatrick shelved with a busted hip, the 2020 playoff stand-in gets his next shot as a starter for the Washington Football Team.The Washington Football Team QB carousel was among the most intriguing stories in football in 2020, and that has followed them into the 2021 season. Heinicke, the team's backup who got some shine in the playoffs, is starting in place of an injured Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington's matchup vs. the Giants on Thursday night.
“Something I’vemy whole life, being a starting quarterback in the NFL, and here we are,” Heinicke said, via Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com. “I really try and take it one day at a time, one meeting at a time, one play at a time. I feel like if I just live in the moment, everything else will take care of itself.”
Wide receiverexpressed faith in Heinicke because the quarterback is “always ready for the moment” and proving McLaurin right could lead to a lot more starts in Heinicke’s future.
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