Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera is turning to rookie fifth-round pick Sam Howell to make his first start in the final game of the season. 스포츠토토
It’s his third different starter this season after going between Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke until they were eliminated playoff contention last week. It’s the eighth differerent starting quarteback for Rivera in the last three seasons.
He is turning to Howell to see if he can be an option for the future. and has made the Cowboys do a little extra film study going into Sunday, going over tape from the preseason and his college days at North Carolina.
“Obviously, we don’t have a lot of looks on [Howell],” linebacker Micah Parsons said. “Watching him when he was at North Carolina, being in the same draft class, I understand he has a great arm talent and deep ball. I thought he was a pretty good quarterback coming out and that he would go a lot earlier than expected.”
“This is our matchup, but it doesn’t change the fact we’ve gotta get to the quarterback and make plays,” he added.
Said defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence: “It’s about them as the Washington Commanders football team. I don’t think a coaching staff can change the whole playbook in one game because of the quarterback. I feel like whatever they were running, beforehand, Sam Howell will be there to run the same thing.”