The Washington Football Team placed Ryan Fitzpatrick on the injured reserve. Unfortunately, the teams still remains uncertain about the longevity of the injury this past Sunday. The MRI revealed he suffered a right hip subluxation, but Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera said they will consider multiple opinions on the matter to see the severity of the injury. Fitzpatrick will be on the IR for a minimum of three weeks.
“It’s how the game goes,” stated Rivera. “Regrettably, it has occurred excessively throughout the previous season and a single game. Let’s aim for a stretch where we can maintain our players on the field for an extended period and truly capitalize on their talents.”
Fitzpatrick got injured midway through the second quarter. He was replaced by Taylor Heinicke who recorded 122 yards and completed 11 of 15 passes with one touchdown. Although Heinicke came to play, they still fell short on Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers 20-16. He is assumed to be the starter of this Thursday’s night game vs. the New York Giants.
In only three games with Washington dating to last season, Heinicke completed 63% of his passes for 565 yards and three touchdowns. His total quarterback rating in seven quarters of action is 50.1%. His backup for the meantime will be Kyle Allen, per sources.
Washington Football Team Quarterback History
Constant change at this position for the Washington Football Team seems to be nothing new. Due to injuries and some ineffectiveness, they used four different starting quarterbacks in 2018, three more the following year, and three different guys in Coach River’s first season.
Washington tried their best to trade for Matthew Stafford in the offseason. Instead, they signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason because they enjoyed his veteran presence and knowledge. They felt he was still improving at age 37. Washington didn’t want to put all their eggs in one basket by drafting a quarterback when it did not seem likely there would be any exceptional quarterbacks by the 19th pick overall pick.