Ron Rivera: Taylor Heinicke growing and developing, we’ll see how it goes

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Washington’s season looks a lot different than it did when they hit their bye in Week Nine and quarterback Taylor Heinicke has a lot to do with that change in outlook.

Heinick went 42-of-54 for 462 yards and four touchdowns in wins over Tampa and Carolina that have put Washington on the fringes of the NFC playoff race. During an appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Washington head coach Ron Rivera said that he expects Heinicke to continue “growing and developing” as the rest of the season plays out.

“Let’s not forget he’s only had 11 starts and as he continues to grow and develop, hopefully the offense will come along with him, the team will come along with him,” Rivera said. “We talked about it earlier in the year. What we want from that position is a guy that can manage it and then make plays when he needs to. And this is what this guy does. He’s smart. He understands the game. He’s just a guy that, again, has only had 11 starts and we’ll see how it continues to go.”

Rivera has talked often about the team’s search for a franchise quarterback and said he’s not “closing any doors” when asked about Heinicke possibly remaining the starter beyond this season. The more often Heinicke plays like he did the last two weeks, the more likely it will be that he remains under center in 2022.

11 responses to “Ron Rivera: Taylor Heinicke growing and developing, we’ll see how it goes

  1. There’s no doubt,Taylor Heinicke has some limitations and often makes inexperienced QB mistakes,but if we’re being honest…Taylor has just about done everything Ron Rivera has asked him to do. He’s taken advantage of the opportunities given to him. Really can’t ask for anything more.

  2. TH4 is the 2nd best QB in the division. Dak leads the group (ugh sucks saying that, #HTTR). Hurts is a growing and is a good athlete but if forced to make the play from the pocket would take TH4 over him slightly. And D Jones brings up the rear but don’t think he is as horrible as he displayed last night. That NY Offensive line is garbage.

  3. 1clappinghand says:

    November 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Favre Jr
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    Ummm not even close, more like Romo light.

  4. Taylor adds excitement to the game and can use his legs, when needed. The fact that he has had very little tutoring from a over the hill quarterback, he is growing up well, hope it continues cause he seems likeable and a good Guy.

  5. Pretty much every week he makes a “how the hell did he make that throw?!” throw. If he can eliminate stupid mistakes like picks and going down at the one foot line, his grit will take him far.

  6. Sunday Swami says:
    November 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm
    1clappinghand says:

    November 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Favre Jr
    ———
    Ummm not even close, more like Romo light.

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    more like a poor man’s Russell Wilson

  7. pedroforpresident says:
    November 23, 2021 at 6:15 pm
    Sunday Swami says:
    November 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm
    1clappinghand says:

    November 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Favre Jr
    ———
    Ummm not even close, more like Romo light.

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    more like a poor man’s Russell Wilson

    Erroneous. More like a doug flutie, mainly,
    also kurt warner Matt Hassleback, even randall Cunningham could fit, but he had more arm strength. I think the arm strength argument is dumb. Do you want a guy who throws hard and makes poor decisions, or a who leads receivers, understands the various reads and what a defense is trying to do. All these things and more can mask any weakness. He could even develop additional arm strength if he gets the right guidance in the off-season

    See, Peyton with the broncos. He couldn’t move and couldn’t throw far, but still managed to have the season he did, even if lackluster in the super bowl

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