The Washington Commanders are one of the teams shopping for a quarterback in the 2022 NFL season.
They are not sold on Taylor Heinicke becoming the long-term solution at the position.
Unfortunately, the team will continue their quest to find the right player under center.
It’s a debacle that has plagued the team since Mark Rypien left in Week 2 of the 1993 season.
As their search for a franchise play-caller continues, Washington head coach Ron Rivera does not care about the cost of landing a top quarterback.
I asked Ron Rivera how much is too much for a QB trade – “Does anybody care what they paid for Matt Stafford last year? No.”
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 1, 2022
JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington tweets, “I asked Ron Rivera how much is too much for a QB trade – ‘Does anybody care what they paid for Matt Stafford last year? No.'”
The longtime Detroit Lions quarterback went to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick, first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, and Jared Goff.
At first, the deal was deemed steep for the Rams who got a quarterback with an extensive injury history and couldn’t win a playoff game.
No one’s complaining about that trade anymore after Stafford won Super Bowl LVI with the Rams poised to make it back-to-back.
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Heinicke showed flashes of brilliance but is still not enough to put the team over.
Rivera’s statement reveals that he won’t exercise patience in getting a signal-caller that could lead them to the postseason and possibly the Super Bowl.
Therefore, it’s possible that they would take a steep gamble once free agency starts to achieve greater results.NEXT: NFL World Reacts To The Dan Snyder News