Taylor Heinicke Has Blunt Admission On Performance So Far


When Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went down with a serious hip injury in Week 1, undrafted veteran Taylor Heinicke found himself thrown into the fire yet again.

Following his solid postseason start in last year’s Wild Card loss to Tampa Bay, Heinicke has now taken over as the team’s full-time starter.

The 28-year-old QB got off to a decent start, logging a 2-1 record capped off by a 290-yard, three-touchdown, zero-interception performance in a Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons. But over the past two games, that solid play has started to taper off.

In a Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Heinicke completed less than half of his passes (20/41) for zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Then against a league-worst Kansas City defense in Week 6, he threw for just 182 yards, one touchdown and yet another pick in another loss.

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