Taylor Heinicke, a fan favourite after a powerful exhibiting in a playoff loss to Tampa Bay, changed Fitzpatrick. He led a area purpose drive on the finish of the primary half, aided by a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty.
Halfway by means of the second quarter, Fitzpatrick dropped again to cross however was leveled by linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, who beat left deal with Charles Leno Jr. to the within. Fitzpatrick lay on the bottom for a minute then bought up briefly earlier than mendacity again down. As he was helped off the sector, he stopped to speak to Heinicke earlier than patting him on the helmet and going to the locker room.
Washington signed Fitzpatrick in the course of the offseason to offer a veteran enhance at quarterback. The crew raved about his knowledge and management, however he struggled in opposition to the Chargers’ protection, finishing 3 of 6 passes for 13 yards. He turned Washington’s thirty first beginning quarterback for the reason that franchise gained the Tremendous Bowl after the 1991 season.
Washington signed Heinicke late final season. He was a scholar at Outdated Dominion when the crew known as and had not began an NFL recreation in two years.