Ron Rivera planning for open QB competition during Washington training camp
The Washington Football Team signed Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason, but coach Ron Rivera is planning a competition this summer, giving Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen a shot at the starting job.
State of the 2021 Washington Football Team: Win-now mode with Ryan Fitzpatrick
For the first time in a while, Adam Rank is excited about the Washington Football Team. Is a second straight playoff berth in the offing? Let's explore the state of the franchise.
Ron Rivera: Washington had 'big conversation' about trading up to draft a QB
Amid QBs Justin Fields and Mac Jones falling out of the top 10, Washington HC Ron Rivera said there were discussions about potentially trading up in the draft. But the club didn't want to part with the assets it would have taken to make such a move.
Ron Rivera: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Washington's No. 1 QB, but there will be competition
Washington HC Ron Rivera said Ryan Fitzpatrick will arrive as the team's No. 1 QB, but that won't preclude him from competition. It also won't necessarily prevent the Football Team from adding another quarterback via the draft or free agency.
Ron Rivera: Washington 'not desperate' to find answer at quarterback
Ron Rivers say Washington isn't going to expedite its extended plans just to find a way through some figurative title window. This regime is in it for the long haul.
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke on Alex Smith: 'Hopefully we can bring him back'
Though he recently signed an extension with Washington, quarterback Taylor Heinicke is hoping the squad will bring back veteran QB Alex Smith.
Alex Smith: My comeback 'definitely threw a wrench' in Washington's plan
Alex Smith wants to continue his NFL career, but, based on comments he made in a recent interview, it sounds more and more like that might happen outside of Washington.
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke agrees to two-year, $8.75M extension
Taylor Heinicke is staying in Washington. Heinicke, who started Washington's playoff game this past season, agreed to a two-year, $8.75 million extension Wednesday.
Rivera noncommittal on Alex Smith as WFT's 2021 QB: 'We have to continue to go through our process'
Alex Smith is a shoo-in to be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year after his incredible return to the field in 2020. But Washington coach Ron Rivera gave a lukewarm response when asked if Smith would be on the roster in 2021.
Bills' Josh Allen, other resilient QBs continue to prove doubters wrong
Josh Allen and so many other quarterbacks in this season's playoffs have proven once again that mental toughness remains the most important trait for an NFL signal-caller. A chip on the shoulder doesn't hurt, either, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Ron Rivera: Wish I'd have given more QBs opportunities in 2020 training camp
Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera wishes he would've took a better look at all their quarterbacks during training camp and gave them more opportunities.
Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Super Wild Card Weekend games
Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Super Wild Card Weekend Sunday.
Buccaneers advance, but tenacious Washington provides wake-up call in Wild Card Round
The Buccaneers can take great pride in claiming the franchise's first playoff win since their Super Bowl season in 2002. What they can't do is deny that they have ample work ahead of them if they want another victory this year, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke steals hearts of viewers with 'courageous' performance in loss to Bucs
Taylor Heinicke gave a valiant effort on Saturday night in a 31-23 wild-card loss to Tampa Bay, completing 26-of-44 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and engineering a surprisingly efficient Washington offense in the second half of what finished as a one-score game.
Washington to start QB Taylor Heinicke vs. Bucs; Alex Smith inactive
Washington has made a decision on who will start in Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Buccaneers. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke is getting the nod as Alex Smith (calf) is inactive, the team announced.
Buccaneers-Washington: NFC Super Wild Card Weekend preview
The Super Wild Card Weekend's Saturday tripleheader concludes with an NFC showdown between quarterback Tom Brady and the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DE Chase Young and the host No. 4 seed Washington Football Team.
Washington QB Alex Smith officially questionable for Saturday vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alex Smith is officially questionable for Saturday's night's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Washington will 'look at' rotating quarterbacks if Smith's calf causes issues
Washington coach Ron Rivera said that they will look at rotating quarterbacks if Alex Smith's calf injury becomes significant to his ability to play.
Scouting report on Rams' John Wolford; plus, four other players who could be set for bigger roles in Week 17
Rams quarterback John Wolford will play in his first regular-season NFL game on Sunday, with a playoff berth on the line. Charley Casserly scouts him and four other notable players who could be set for bigger roles in Week 17.
Dwayne Haskins' rapid downfall in Washington not just QB's doing
In the wake of his release, Dwayne Haskins is undoubtedly responsible for much of his demise, but Judy Battista says the Washington culture that drafted him 15th overall shares in the big-picture blame.
NFL Week 16 winners and losers: Steelers bounce back, Raiders complete collapse
Who deserves Coach of the Year? Is the MVP race over? What on earth has happened to the No. 15 overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft? Adam Schein spotlights the winners and losers from Week 16.
Ron Rivera 'optimistic' about Alex Smith's chances of playing in Week 17
The Washington Football Team can clinch a playoff spot with a win in Week 17 and coach Ron Rivera is optimistic that Alex Smith will be back.
Taylor Heinicke replaces Haskins in loss after postponing college exams at ODU to join Washington
Not seeing many prospects for his NFL future in 2020, Taylor Heinicke went back to school to finish his engineering degree at ODU. Then, with injuries piling up in Washington, he got a call to be the team's quarantine QB in case of emergency.
Unpredictable NFC East still undecided heading into Week 17
After Washington fell to the Panthers and the Cowboys eliminated the Eagles, the race for the NFC East crown will be decided in Week 17 -- with three teams still alive and the eventual winner guaranteed to finish with a losing record. Jim Trotter assesses the chaos in the division.
Garafolo gauges Heinicke's chances of winning Washington's QB competition
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo gauges Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's chances of winning Washington's QB competition.
Biggest questions in the NFC East | 'GMFB'
The 'Good Morning Football' crew discuss the biggest questions in the NFC East going into the 2021 season.
Rapoport: Washington is 'not out of the quarterback business just yet'
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera addressed the media about their QB situation for the 2021 NFL season.
Rapoport: Ryan Fitzpatrick 'in the driver's seat' to be WAS QB1 in '21
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick 'in the driver's seat' to be the Washington Football Team's starting quarterback in 2021.
'GMFB': Biggest takeaways from Washington's QB situation
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses their biggest takeaways from Washington's current QB situation.
Taylor Heinicke reflects on playoff showdown with Tom Brady
Washington Football Team QB Taylor Heinicke joins "NFL Now" to reflect on the 2020 season, his playoff match vs. Tom Brady and outlook for the 2021 season.
Heinicke: 'It's going to be a competition' for starting QB position
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke shares it is going to be a competition for the starting QB position.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Super Wild Card Weekend
Every player with a Pro Football Focus grade of at least 90 during Super Wild Card Weekend of the 2020 NFL Playoffs
Taylor Heinicke's best plays in first playoff start | Super Wild Card Weekend
Watch some of Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's best plays in his first playoff start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Super Wild Card Weekend.
Buccaneers vs. Washington highlights | Super Wild Card Weekend
Watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team highlights during Super Wild Card Weekend of the 2020 season.
Can't-Miss Play: Heinicke drops clutch TD dime to toe-tapping Steven Sims
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke drops clutch TD dime to toe-tapping wide receiver Steven Sims.
Taylor Heinicke rips seam throw to Cam Sims for strong 23-yard grab
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke rips seam throw to wide receiver Cam Sims for strong 23-yard grab.
Can't-Miss Play: Heinicke puts it all on the line on unreal TD dive
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's unreal touchdown dive draws rookie defensive end Chase Young off the sideline to come celebrate.
Taylor Heinicke takes off on nimble 13-yard scramble
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke takes off on nimble 13-yard scramble.
Taylor Heinicke finds Logan Thomas off play action for 29 yards
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke finds tight end Logan Thomas off play action for 29 yards.
Heinicke shows great poise, timing on third-down dime to Steven Sims
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke shows great poise, timing on third-down dime to wide receiver Steven Sims.
Taylor Heinicke's scrambling strike to Logan Thomas nets 24 yards
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke's scrambling strike to tight end Logan Thomas nets 24 yards.
Taylor Heinicke finds Cam Sims downfield for 36 yards on third down
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke finds wide receiver Cam Sims downfield for 36 yards on third down.
Rapoport: Alex Smith officially listed as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington Football Team has officially listed quarterback Alex Smith as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend.
Bram Weinstein talks Washington's quarterback status in Week 17
Washington Football Team play-by-play announcer Bram Weinstein joins NFL NOW to discuss Washington's quarterback status going into Week 17.
Garafolo: Heinicke getting first-team reps, Alex Smith on sideline at practice
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Washington Foootball team quarterback Taylor Heinicke getting first-team reps, quarterback Alex Smith on sideline at practice.
DeAngelo Hall, Shaun O'Hara pick their NFC East winner
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall and Shaun O'Hara pick their NFC East winner.
Top 5 connections by air-distance yards | Week 16
Check out the Top 5 longest throws (by air distance) from Week 16, according to Next Gen Stats.
Panthers vs. Washington highlights | Week 16
Watch the highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Football Team.