Sam Howell reportedly has won the team’s trust and will most probably be Commanders’ starter for the next season

Sam Howell was drafted in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.


Sam Howell reportedly has won the team’s trust and will most probably be Commanders’ starter for the next season

Sam Howell (via Imago)

The Washington Commanders have had an interesting season. It all started with a change in ownership earlier this year. Since then, there has been a lot of optimism about the team in Washington.

However, the on field performances haven’t been up to the mark yet as the Commanders have failed to win consistently. They hold a record of 4-9 through 13 weeks of the season.

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Their quarterback Sam Howell, however, has had a decent season despite the team’s inconsistencies. So far this season, Howell has thrown for 3,466 yards and 18 touchdowns. However, the 23-year-old QB has thrown 14 interceptions, which is the highest in the league. The Commanders though are reportedly looking at Howell as their starting QB for next season and possibly in the future as well.

Despite Howell's inexperience and low draft position, Rivera and the staff loved Howell's poise, had confidence in his decision-making and believed they could win with him--Howell is second in the league in passing yards (3,466) and has accounted for 21 touchdowns (18 passing, 3 rushing) on the year.
ESPN‘s Jeremy Fowler wrote

The Commanders are not in a position to make the playoffs this season, but they will look to establish a good foundation by the end of this season under the new management. They have a bye next week and will play the Los Angeles Rams in week 15.

Sam Howell believes that the Commanders still have a lot to play for

The Washington Commanders were dismantled by the Miami Dolphins by 30 points in their latest matchup on Sunday. It was the Commanders’ third loss in a row as they slipped to 4-9 for the season. Their QB Sam Howell talked about the Commanders’ mindset for their remaining games after the loss.

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Sam Howell
Sam Howell (via NFL.com)

Howell told the reporters:

Obviously, we're getting towards the end here this season, but we still got a lot to play for. We're going to keep giving it everything we got. But now it starts with me. I’ve got to play better and got to try to continue to get everybody involved and, you know, get into more of a rhythm early in games and not dig ourselves into a hole. But we just got to be better.

The Commanders will enjoy a bye this week and will get back to work the following week against the Los Angeles Rams. Howell will hope to end the season on a winning note and play better in the Commanders’ remaining games.

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