Washington Announces Starting QB, Amid Wentz Injury

Washington Commanders head coach announced on Tuesday that quarterback Taylor Heinicke will start for their club vs. the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. 

This news does not come as a shock due to their lead signal-caller Carson Wentz facing a four to six week recovery time after successfully completing surgery this week to repair a fractured finger he suffered in last Sunday's 21-17 loss against the Tennessee Titans. 

Heinicke, who started 15 games for Washington last season, completed 321 of 494 passes for 3419 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. 

With Heinicke's return to the top of the quarterback depth chart, this means rookie Sam Howell, who the Commanders drafted as a fifth-rounder in the 2022 NFL Draft is not ready to lead the offense yet. 

The rookie however, will backup Heinicke in case he goes down before Wentz returns. 

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