Ron Rivera: There will be competition for Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

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Part of the reason Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with Washington was because the Football Team offered him a chance to start.

But apparently there’s also a chance he won’t.

“He’s going to come in as the No. 1 but there will be a competition [at quarterback],” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said Thursday, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.

Aside from Fitzpatrick, The Football Team currently has Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen, and Steven Montez on its roster at QB. Ostensibly the competition would come from Heinicke or Allen. Heinicke started and impressed in the the team’s playoff loss to the Buccaneers. Allen has started 17 games in the last three seasons between Washington and Carolina.

The Football Team could also add a passer through the draft. Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com noted Rivera said, “We’ll see” when asked if the club is done adding players at the position.

7 responses to “Ron Rivera: There will be competition for Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

  1. Well Allen has shown what he can do which is be a serviceable backup, Fitzpatrick tends to have extremely hot and extremely cold streaks mostly from his gunslinger mentality and then theres Heinike who showed moxie in the playoffs but may have that fragile label and isnt exactly young so there might not be a lot higher ceiling developmentally than what he shows coming up. So not that it’s a stretch to say it then but to me unless they add someone else their assuming it will be Fitz but hoping Heinike shows enough to take the job with Allen and Montez being afterthoughts.

  2. Fitzpatrick is the streakiest QB I’ve ever seen in 35 years of watching football. It can be 400 yards with 5 touchdowns or 130 yards with 3 picks.

  3. Don’t be surprised if the WFT is a dark horse candidate to trade up and draft a QB.

  4. All Fitz needs to do is manage the game and hit those dimes when those WR are streaking down the field , with the running game being good and a great defense this is reminding me of the Joe Gibbs years .

  5. The WFT has an interesting QB situation – a veteran who has played on 8 different teams over 16 seasons and 2 guys who were undrafted free agents. Not saying anything negative – it is just kind of an odd makeup of QBs.

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