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Washington re-signs QB Taylor Heinicke for 2 years, $8.75 million

Heinicke back!

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Update: Contract details

Officially Official:

The Washington Football Team has been linked with a lot of veteran QBs since the season ended, but have reportedly made their first move to stabilize the position today. Taylor Heinicke has been re-signed to a 2-year $8.75 million deal per Ian Rapoport.

Heinicke became a cult hero during his two appearances for the team last season. Both games ended in losses, but he brought excitement that many fans missed at the position. Heinicke started the team's home playoff game against the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and did better than anyone expected. He outplayed the other QBs the Bucs faced in the playoffs and impressed a lot of people including his teammates and coaches.

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Heinicke was a Restricted Free Agent(RFA) going into the offseason which meant the team had a lot of control over his future if they wanted him back. Washington could have realistically brought him back for ~$2million on a 1 year deal, but saw enough potential to sign him to a longer deal with the potential to give him the biggest payday of his career.