Forget Mitch Trubisky, Marcus Mariota, Matt Ryan or even re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Washington Football Team has its veteran quarterback for 2022 – Taylor Heinicke.
Oh, the team may still look for a first-round passer next spring. Owner Dan Snyder needs to sell tickets after the team's recent admission that 52,000 attendance figures are real numbers versus persistent propaganda of the Snyder era. The owner is the owner and after 22 years he's not changing, despite busts in quarterbacks Patrick Ramsey, Robert Griffin III and Dwayne Haskins.
Washington needs a veteran passer next season and Heinicke has earned the right to compete for the starting job, even with a high-priced rookie probable. Washington won't find another veteran league-wide who will fare any better than Heinicke has done.