Garrett Gilbert set to start for Washington Tuesday night

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Garrett Gilbert called himself the “next, next, next man up” at quarterback for the Washington Football Team last Friday and postponing their game against the Eagles until Tuesday night didn’t change that outlook.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera was hopeful about Taylor Heinicke and/or Kyle Allen testing off the COVID-19 reserve list in time to play, but NFL Media reports that neither player got the test results they needed in order to return to the active roster.

Gilbert has made one other NFL start. He was 21-of-38 for 243 yards, a touchdown, and an interception while running three times for 28 yards while playing for the Cowboys in a 24-19 loss to the Steelers last season.

Kyle Shurmur and Jordan Ta’amu are on the practice squad and one will serve as Gilbert’s backup in Philly.

8 responses to “Garrett Gilbert set to start for Washington Tuesday night

  1. If they pull this off it will be big next man up let’s stop the run and let hurts. Beat us throwing

  2. Seems super unsafe to have guys literally off the street starting. I am willing to bet we see a lot of injuries for Washington tonight.

  3. While delaying the games may not have led to players coming off the protocol it did give guys not used to playing a few days prep so they’re not clueless out there.

  4. Heck they are playing the Eagles. They could win as easily as lose against a mediocre bunch like that.

  5. This guy is talented. He was picking apart 1st team defenses when I saw him play in Preseason a couple of years ago on the Browns. I was hoping they’d keep him instead of Keenum. Garrett passes the eye test.

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