After much speculation and anticipation, the Washington Commanders have officially named Sam Howell as their starting quarterback for the 2023 season.
This puts an end to the quarterback competition that had been brewing throughout training camp.
For weeks, it seemed almost inevitable that the second-year player, Sam Howell, would clinch the coveted starting position.
The decision ultimately boiled down to a face-off between Howell and seasoned veteran Jacoby Brissett, who brought his wealth of experience to the table.
The Commanders have faced a revolving door of quarterbacks in recent years, desperately seeking a consistent starter for their team.
Among these was former Eagles QB Carson Wentz, who took the reins last year but unfortunately fell short of expectations, leading him to the status of a free agent without any active suitors.
WHead coach Ron Rivera, who had initially been hesitant to confirm Howell as the starting QB, officially announced the decision on Friday morning.
Rivera highlighted Howell’s commitment to meeting the challenges set by the coaching staff as a pivotal factor in his selection.
As the Commanders prepare to kick off their regular season campaign, all eyes will be on Sam Howell as he takes the reins of the team’s offense.