Washington Beat: QB Taylor Heinicke not throwing deep

Five games into Taylor Heinicke’s tenure, it’s still unclear whether he’s the best quarterback to lead the Washington Football Team for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old with the storybook ascent has proved capable of game-winning drives and mind-boggling turnovers — sometimes reckless, always exciting — but Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs cast him in a new light: mostly muted, checking down often and scrambling not at all.

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In the second half, Washington needed full-tilt Heinicke as the defense faltered against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But the offense couldn’t manage much against one of the league’s worst defenses; none of its four full drives lasted longer than seven plays or 32 yards, the story said. Fitz seems close to returning, according to reports. He's due for an MRI "soon," the team said, while other reports say he could be cleared to play in Week 7. While Heinicke seemed to be a lock to keep his job just a few weeks ago, that no longer seems to be the case as we await for a report on Fitzpatrick.

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