Taylor Heinicke has created several opportunities for himself since joining Washington in 2020. There were no expectations of Heinicke when he was first signed in Washington

He was a journeyman quarterback with previous stints in Minnesota, New England, Houston, and Carolina, respectively.

Heinicke again talked of growing up watching the passion, the energy of Brett Favre. “Every time I step onto that football field I feel like it might be my last play, in my last game.

When speaking of teammate Terry McLaurin, Heinicke said, “He’s your pro’s pro. He carries himself in a very professional way.” Elaborating further, Heinicke said McLaurin is a leader not a diva, like too many receivers.

against the Panthers, he came in after Washington benched QB Dwayne Haskins. He followed up a solid performance against Carolina with a start against the Buccaneers in a home playoff game.

The Commanders boast a 5-1-1 record with Heinicke as the starting quarterback this season, propelling Washington into the playoff hunt and the sixth seed in mid-December.

Washington has not been in this position in some time, holding a playoff spot with games left to play instead of chasing a wild card spot or divisional title by having to win out with several games left.

Heinicke has not been the primary reason Washington has won six of their last eight games, and if you ask me, he has not been a top-three reason either.