Heinicke dijo después del juego que sintió que hizo lo suficiente para ganarse el puesto titular por el resto de la temporada., incluso cuando Ryan Fitzpatrick regresa de una lesión en la cadera. Tenía 34 de 46 con 336 yardas de paso, two touchdown passes and an interception. He had a key touchdown pass to Ricky Seals-Jones in the fourth quarter.
Después del partido, Heinicke’s teammates threw their support behind him.
“You can say he’s not that. You look at his performance, you got a good look at that. I think he is that. He showed it. He can be that. You know what I’m saying?” Chase Young dijo NBC Sports Washington.
“Just to see what he did last year, came in and making plays. And to do that again today, what are we talking about?”
Washington running back J.D. McKissic caught a pass that set up Heinicke’s touchdown to Seals-Jones. He also had a rushing touchdown in the win.
He made a major comparison with Heinicke and a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
“He reminded me of Russell Wilson,” McKissic said, vía Pro Football Talk. “He was calm. He wanted to make a play. He wanted to do anything it took. Only thing on his mind was winning.”
Heinicke will be the starting quarterback for a few more weeks, and more games like Thursday will put Washington under pressure to make the decision whether to keep the Old Dominion University product as the starter.