Taylor Heinicke put on a show tonight in his duel with the GOAT Tom Brady. In his second NFL start he threw for over 300 yards, rushed for a magical TD, and gave hope to a team that entered the game as 10 point home underdogs in the playoffs. Heinicke suffered an AC joint separation and rubbed some dirt on it in the locker room so he didn’t have to miss a single play.
The future is looking brighter for the Washington Football Team, and there are a lot of questions going into next season, but for right now, Taylor Heinicke is our QB!
"Okay, he got some swag with him."— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 9, 2021
Taylor Heinicke is ready to go pic.twitter.com/JplXfdTDdE
Taylor Heinicke is playing out of his mind right now. How he escaped out of this and scored a TD I don't know pic.twitter.com/5OFlve047f— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) January 10, 2021
2 players who were 6th round picks or later (including UDFA) had 250+ pass yards and a rush TD in their first career playoff start in the Super Bowl era— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 10, 2021
Tom Brady in the 2001 Divisional Round vs OAK
Taylor Heinicke (vs Tom Brady) in the 2020 Wild Card round