February 28, 2024

The Washington Commanders are reportedly “all-in” on Sam Howell to take the reins because the beginning quarterback for the 2023 season and past, however it appeared they’d a backup plan simply in case his improvement didn’t go as deliberate.

Howell solely appeared in a single recreation through the season and was 11-of-19 for 169 yards with a landing go and an interception. Washington principally used Tyler Heinicke and Carson Wentz in 2022. ESPN reported Saturday that Howell can be given the primary alternative on the beginning job in 2023.

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Quarterback Sam Howell of the Washington Commanders drops again to go in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on Jan. 8, 2023, in Landover, Maryland. (Rob Carr/Getty Photographs)

Earlier than the 2022 season kicked off, Washington reportedly “known as each workforce which may have a quarterback obtainable” earlier than they acquired Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts. The Commanders additionally bought in contact with Andrew Luck, ESPN reported.

Luck hasn’t performed because the 2018 season and with weeks to go earlier than the 2019 season, he abruptly retired from the NFL. Indianapolis hasn’t been the identical since and went with a number of veteran quarterbacks earlier than touchdown Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 decide of the 2023 draft.

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Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball in opposition to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville. (Andy Lyons/Getty Photographs)

Luck had 4,593 passing yards and 39 landing passes. He was the 2018 Comeback Participant of the Yr.

He informed ESPN he retired because of the multitude of accidents he suffered.

“To play quarterback, you’re not allowed to fret about something besides the duty at hand,” Luck defined. “And that seeps into different areas of life. It’s not the healthiest approach to stay.”

Andrew Luck in 2019 preseason

Andrew Luck of the Colts on the sidelines throughout a preseason recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on Aug. 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline/Getty Photographs)

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Luck’s priorities started to shift and questioned his want to play soccer. To protect his bodily and psychological well being, he determined to name it quits.