Aaron Rodgers, Russel Wilson, and Deshaun Watson. Three quarterbacks, three hopes for a brighter future in Washington. While the Washington Football Team tried last year to shore up their deficiencies at QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick was the best they could come up with, and he went down in the first game of the 2021 season.
Taylor Heinicke started the remaining 16 games for WFT en route to another sub-10-win season. While they were good enough to claim the NFC East division title in 200 with a paltry 7-9 record, that simply wasn’t good enough in 2021.
WFT has found some gems on offense. RB Antonio Gibson eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the ground and WR Terry McLaurin passed 1,000 receiving yards for the second year in a row. It’s not much, just the two of them excelling, but it’s one of those tell-tale indicators of what’s possible. If only they can get a capable starter under center.
Albert Breer notes:
There’s reason to pay attention to Washington, as the Football Team again throws its hat in the ring. There’s no guarantee, of course, that Ron Rivera, Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney reel in their big fish in March or April, and the (2021 offseason) failed pursuit of (Matthew) Stafford is proof. But if they don’t land one, it sure won’t be because their line isn’t in the water.
They tried to improve upon their 2020 effort in free agency but fell short. Now, with some big names on the market – for the right price – WFT looks to make a change that can not only upgrade their chances for the 2022 season but for years to come.