Sam Howell entered the season as one of the favorites to be the first NFL quarterback to be benched. He had been named the starter for the Washington Commanders for the 2023 season, having had just one career appearance under his belt, having beat out veteran Jacoby Brissett for the rights to the job. In a revelation that pretty much no one saw coming, Howell is the NFL leader in passing yards after 10 weeks of the season.
Sam Howell Has Been A Revelation For Commanders
Leading NFL in passing yards doesn’t “mean much” to Commanders QB Sam Howell: “We haven’t won enough games”https://t.co/BB3VjYxFME
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He started off with somewhat average numbers through the first few weeks, and had a tough showing in Week 3 when he passed for 170 yards and 4 interceptions. But Howell has been on a tear statistically since Week 5. The Commanders quarterback has thrown for over 300 yards in four of his last six games, including each of the past three. In Week 8 against the Eagles, he had his best game as a pro, throwing for 397 yards and tossing 4 touchdowns, but Washington came up short against their division rival in that contest.
And according to Howell, the stats don’t mean much to him if the team isn’t able to pick up big wins like that one.
The Commanders started off the season well in the win column, winning their first two games of the year before dropping three in a row. Since beating the Falcons on October 15th, they’ve won just one game, and their record currently sits at 4-6 entering Week 11. They are already a couple of games back of a potential playoff spot, and have some tough opponents coming up on the schedule in the Cowboys and Dolphins.
Yards Won’t Matter Without The Wins, Says Howell
Sam Howell’s fourth quarter TD pass last week is in the running for throw of the year. Threads. The. Needle. In an injured and underwhelming overall QB landscape, Howell is a breath of fresh…
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Author : Anthony R. Cardenas
Publish date : 2023-11-17 01:54:56
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