Ron Rivera has talked often about the team’s search for a franchise quarterback and said he’s not “closing any doors” when asked about Heinicke possibly remaining the starter beyond this season.
Heinicke has been leading Washington back into the playoff picture. Rivera said good things about Heinicke, pointing out he's only had 11 starts but "continues to grow and develop." Rivera added he hopes the offense comes along with him. Rivera made some headlines a few weeks ago, saying the team is always looking for the next franchise QB. Getting back WR Curtis Samuel and TE Logan Thomas down the stretch could also be a huge boost for Heinicke.
WAS QB Taylor Heinicke - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Taylor Heinicke returned to his productive ways last week as he finished with 206 pass yards, three touchdowns, 29 rush yards and no turnovers. In the previous five games, Heinicke had a combined four touchdowns with seven turnovers. What made the performance even more impressive is the fact it came against a strong Panthers defense. The matchup gets easier this week against the Seahawks, although it's not a favorable matchup. Still, with Heinicke's recent production, he can be viewed as a viable streaming option for those in need of a quarterback. We have Heinicke as a top 15 choice at the position in Week 12. He's averaging 252 pass yards, about 30 rush yards, and has scored at least one touchdown in every game but one. Those aren't Patrick Mahomes' numbers, but they're not bad, and he's fairly consistent.