The Washington Football had something of a mixed bag season last year. On one hand, they made the playoffs and dumped Dwayne Haskins once and for all. That’s the good. The bad, however, is that they went through four different starting quarterbacks and entered the offseason with no real clarity on the position.
Fortunately, it as appears as though that has now changed.
A few weeks back, after failing to acquire their top target, the front office went out and signed Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was objectively the best quarterback on the Miami Dolphins’ roster last year.
This week, head coach Ron Rivera offered his thoughts on who would be starting next season.
Although he didn’t offer a fully confirmed answer, it’s easy to read between the lines.
“He’s going to come in as the No. 1 but there will be a competition,” Rivera said of Fitzpatrick.
Shortly after his signing, Fitzpatrick got very honest about how much the opportunity meant to him.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) March 29, 2021
“Just a chance. That’s all I’ve asked for my whole career,” he said, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.
“I just want a chance to have the opportunity to compete. And I probably have too much confidence in myself, but that’s something that I’ve always had and something that’s been a huge advantage for me that’s allowed me to sick around for as long as I have. I have the ultimately belief in myself, and I feel like whatever situation I’m put in, if I have a chance to compete, that’s all I want.”
Last year Fitzpatrick recorded 2,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions for the Dolphins on 68.5 percent passing.
Will he be able to lead the Washington Football Team back into the playoffs in 2021? Time will tell.