Taylor Heinicke is the man waking up today after he led his Washington Commanders team to an improbable 32-21 victory over the previously undefeated Eagles on Monday Night Football.
He completed 17 of 29 passes for 211 yards, no touchdowns, an interception, and a 66.9 rating. Nonetheless, he made big throws when needed, and the team had the ball for a resounding 40 minutes and 24 seconds of the game. That is pure domination.
The Commanders have become winners with him under center. In contrast, Wentz is 2-4 as Washington’s starter this season, which includes a 24-8 loss to the Eagles in Week 3. He just may keep the job.
After the game, his teammates showed how much they liked him by giving him the Kirk Cousins treatment and icing him out with multiple chains while he also double fisted some beers.
Despite being multiple-score underdogs going into the game, the Commanders muted the noise and took care of business against the Eagles.
Meanwhile, the Commanders remain in the thick of the hunt with a 5-5 record.