Earlier than Sunday’s common season finale in opposition to the Cowboys, the Commanders have already been knocked out of the postseason. They may have a brand new starter at quarterback for the sport in opposition to Dallas, though it seems he wasn’t the primary selection on the teaching employees.
In response to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the workforce anticipated to go along with Taylor Heinicke on Sunday. Nevertheless, that modified when Heinicke advised the coaches that he ought to be rookie Sam Howell, as Heinicke felt Howell deserved to play an entire sport.
Howell was Washington’s fifth-round decide in final yr’s draft. He has but to look in a sport this season, which might make his NFL debut Sunday.
The Commanders have gone 5-3-1 in 9 video games began by Heinicke this season. The 29-year-old accomplished 62.2% of his passes for 1,859 yards, 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on the season.
Howell was a three-year starter at North Carolina, the place he threw for 92 touchdowns and 10,283 yards in 37 video games.