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Washington re-signed QB Taylor Heinicke to a two-year, $8.75 million contract.

It comes with just $500,000 guaranteed and is very incentive-laden. Heinicke signed to the practice squad in December and replaced Dwayne Haskins as Alex Smith's backup. He started Washington's Wild Card loss with Smith injured, throwing for 306 yards with an interception and two touchdowns. Washington likely would have used a second-round tender on Heinicke, so this is a nice raise. With Kyle Allen an exclusive rights free agent and Smith’s future up in the air, Heinicke has an outside chance to compete for a starting role in 2021.

Feb 10, 2021, 10:35 AM ET

 

 

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1st waivers after the (rookie only) drafts ran this week for a couple of my SF leagues, and I got him for .5% in both. I'm glad these reports waited a few days!

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Saw this kid play at ODU many times. Huge fan. Always thought he should get a real shot, with his only big knack (at that time) being less then ideal size

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Two of the most likable quarterbacks in the league wound up in Washington after Haskins. The karma of that organization just changed with Rivera somehow. WFT for the win.

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1 hour ago, rockaction said:

Two of the most likable quarterbacks in the league wound up in Washington after Haskins. The karma of that organization just changed with Rivera somehow. WFT for the win.

They are somehow doing everything right 

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Taylor Heinicke completed 11-of-15 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in Washington's 20-16 Week 1 loss to the Chargers, adding three rushes for 17 yards. 

Heinicke was erratic at times but a far superior option to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who left the game in the first half with a hip injury. He hit Logan Thomas for the Football Team's lone touchdown against a stingy Chargers defense. Heinicke connected with Terry McLaurin for a 34-yard completion down the sideline too. He should be considered an upgrade over Fitzpatrick. Hopefully the Football Team will throw more than 21 passes next week against the Giants. Heinicke profiles as an interesting superflex option in Week 2 if Fitzpatrick sits. 

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Sep 12, 2021, 5:19 PM ET

 

 

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TAYLOR HEINICKE QB, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Washington coach Ron Rivera said the team is not looking to sign a quarterback.

Things could change after Rivera sees a few games from Taylor Heinicke but the Football Team will enter Week 2 with him as their starter and Kyle Allen as the backup. Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) will miss at least three games after being placed on injured reserve but his absence could extend well past that minimum. Heinicke made a noble effort versus the Bucs in the playoffs last year, topping 300 yards through the air while throwing a touchdown and an interception. The game represented the second start of his career. He also adds some utility with his legs. He has 12 career carries for 72 yards. Heinicke makes the cut as a viable streaming option in Superflex and 2QB leagues.

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SOURCE: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter

Sep 13, 2021, 1:15 PM ET

 

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12 minutes ago, TampaMike19 said:

Hope he can save McClaurin because the scary terry pick is looking horrific next to Lamb, Cooper, Kupp, Godwin, etc etc 

Guys, I found it!  It's the single worst Week 1 take you'll see.

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He was a backup in the XFL to Jordan Taamu who can't seem to catch a break in the NFL.

He looked like a former arena or XFL guy last year- little risky, little too eager, fun though fun. He looks wayyy more mature this year. It's incredible what some time in a system and some confidence can do to a player.

If their D can give him an easy win here...he's only confidence away from being a solid starter. Fitz might not get his job back

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Taylor Heinicke completed 34-of-46 passes for 336 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Washington's 30-29, Week 2 win over the Giants. 

Making his second career start, Heinicke got over some early nerves — his first two drives went nowhere, with the Football Team's wideouts having to leave their feet on nearly every pass attempt — to settle in and do what the coaching staff wanted him to do: Relentlessly target Terry McLaurin and J.D. McKissic. Fantasy managers might disagree on the latter point, but McKissic provided the biggest play of the game with a 56-yard sideline reception in the fourth quarter, while McLaurin came up with one monster grab after another following the break. Heinicke's ball placement isn't the greatest the NFL has ever seen, but it was better than replacement-level this evening, just as it was in the Wild Card Round. He did nearly throw the game away with a horrific fourth quarter pick on a pass that should have never left his hands. Either way, it's possible Heinicke is the best quarterback on the Football Team's roster. They will have more than a month to find out with Ryan Fitzpatrick out 6-8 weeks with a hip injury. There are going to be valleys for a journeyman like Heinicke, but we have already gotten peaks that could not have been taken for granted. The Bills represent a stiff Week 3 road test, keeping Heinicke merely in superflex territory. 

Sep 16, 2021, 11:47 PM ET

 

 

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