Sam Howell will “more than likely” be the Washington Commanders’ first-string quarterback entering the 2023 offseason, coach Ron Rivera said in an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:
Howell, a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, started and won Washington’s regular-season finale against Dallas.
The Week 18 victory was Howell’s first NFL start, spending the majority of the 2022 season behind quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke.
The Athletic reported last month that during conversations with potential offensive coordinator candidates, the Commanders shared that they anticipate Howell entering the offseason program as QB1.