Washington Commanders Confirm Starting Quarterback Heading Into Training Camp

According to various sources, including The Washington Times and an interview with CBS Sports' Jim Rome, there is growing confidence within the Washington Commanders organization that Sam Howell will be the team's starting quarterback for the 2023 season.

Howell has been given the majority of first-team reps during the offseason, and Coach Ron Rivera has acknowledged that the quarterback position is an open competition but Howell seems to have the edge.

Wide receiver Jahan Dotson expressed his confidence in Howell's abilities, praising his effortless throws and leadership qualities in a recent interview.

Dotson's endorsement adds weight to the speculation that Howell is the presumed starter, at least for now.

Howell had a promising preseason as a rookie and showed flashes of potential in his lone regular-season start against the Dallas Cowboys.

While his performance was mixed, completing 58 percent of his passes for 169 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, he showcased his mobility by rushing for 35 yards and another touchdown.

This dual-threat ability, combined with the presence of talented wide receiver Terry McLaurin and an offense led by new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, makes Howell an intriguing option to lead Washington's pass-heavy approach in 2023.

Although the quarterback competition remains officially open, the overwhelming sentiment is that Howell is the favored choice and has the support of his teammates.

Barring any unforeseen developments, Howell is expected to take the reins as the starting quarterback, and the buzz around him is likely to grow if he maintains his performance from minicamp into the preseason. Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports