‘I Can Do It’ – Taylor Heinicke Confident of Continuing as Washington Football Team Starter

Published 09/17/2021, 10:38 AM EDT
Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) throws a pass against New York Giants linebacker Lorenzo Carter (59) during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


Washington Football Team started their 2021 NFL season on a disappointing note. Coach Ron Rivera’s boys suffered a narrow 20-16 loss to Justin Herbert-led Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. Despite the loss, the bigger dilemma for WFT was the injury sustained by veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The highly-reputed NFL journeyman was escorted off the field with a hip injury in the 1st quarter against the Chargers. Scans later revealed that Fitzpatrick would be out for an ‘extended period leaving coach Rivera with two quarterbacks to choose from – Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

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Heinicke was named the starter against New York Giants on Thursday night. It’s safe to say he did not disappoint.

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Taylor Heinicke is confident of holding on to WFT starting spot

Taylor Heinicke was sensational last night as Washington Football Team defeated the Giants by a 29-30 margin at the FedEx Field. He went 34 of 46, throwing for 336 yards with 2 passing TDs against 1 interception.

The 28-year old was asked if he was confident of holding on to his starting berth following Thursday’s epic win. Here’s what he replied.

“I do, and I have confidence that I can do it. So if those guys in the locker room and the facility believe in me, that’s all that matters, and I believe they do…Even as a backup, I prepared every week like I was the starter,” Heinicke said after last night’s epic win over the Giants.

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Heinicke is certainly making a name for himself in 2021. After impressing in last season’s Wild Card playoff against eventual Super Bowl winners Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he is consistently making strides to cement a permanent starting spot in the American capital.

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WFT next go up against Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills. Will Heinicke continue this fine run of his or will it come to a startling halt? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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