ASHBURN, Va (WDVM) – The Washington Football Team has officially entered the off-season as they completed their regular season schedule on Sunday, beating the New York Giants and finishing 7-10.
The biggest question about this offseason, minus the announcement of the new team name, will be what the team is doing to improve their quarterback situation.
Last year, the team went out and picked up veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, while Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen were on the roster to serve as his backups. However, Fitzpatrick suffered a hip injury in Week 1 and never returned.
This year, the team has Heinicke and Allen on the team again, and with uncertainty over Fitzpatrick’s future, Washington will once again be looking for a QB. The question is, will they draft a young QB in the NFL Draft, or will they shop for an experienced QB?
“You have to look at all the roads,” said head coach Ron Rivera. “Then you have to predict a little and look at the ones that intrigue you, and then move on. He manages the games, he distributes the ball and plays when necessary. That’s what you’re looking for. You must have that.”
“[The] quarterback is the most important position on the field,” said General Manager Martin Mayhew. “He’s going to take the other players around him to the next level, and a good quarterback is good for your defense too. So that’s going to be an important decision. It’s something we’ve been talking about for months and we’ll make it happen. “