Patience Will Be Key For Commanders (9-26-23)

By:Tyrone Montgomery Jr.

Headline Photo Credit: Geoff Burke USA Today

The NFL Season always tends to be a long season. The addition of having another week added to the regular season only makes the season seem and feel longer. Injuries and player fatigue doesn’t help in this regard either. The pounding that these athletes take playing in the NFL week after week tends to take a toll on one’s body sooner or later. The hope is that it will happen early on so one can be ready for the postseason.

Yes, the Washington Commanders are eyeing making a return to the playoffs this season. The last time they were there was in 2020 when they loss to a Tom Brady led Tampa Bay team that won the Super Bowl that year. Tom Brady is arguably the greatest player to ever play the game. He certainly is the greatest quarterback to ever play in the league.

To win in the NFL, you have to get the QB position right. Washington has had their fair share of QB’s over the years. They now have turned to Sam Howell. Things were looking decent for Howell thus far this season until last week when they took a brutal 37-3 loss at home to the Buffalo Bills. Sam Howell threw a career high four interceptions in that game. You can say he may have loss them the game. However, the defense gave up a ton of points so you can’t put this loss on Sam Howell. 

When Josh Allen first came into the league, he was a bit of a turnover machine himself and his style of play was a bit chaotic to say the least. He learned from his mistakes, grew from them, and now he is on the cover of Madden as he is one of the best QB’s in the leaue. That may very well be the same instance for Sam Howell. He has shown enough to believe he has the potential to be a starting QB in the league. We will have to have patience with Sam Howell and the Washington Commanders as they find themselves in the running to win this NFC East Division.