Sam Howell embracing backup function with Commanders, his first yr not beginning for the reason that seventh grade


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Quarterback Sam Howell says he has been a starter yearly since he was within the seventh grade, however this yr issues can be totally different. The Washington Commanders fifth-round decide says he’s adapting to life as one thing aside from QB1.

Speaking in regards to the final time he was on this place, Howell stated (by way of: NBC Sports activities Washington), “In all probability the final time (I wasn’t the starter) was I performed in an all-star recreation after I was in seventh grade. The coach’s son performed quarterback. I truly performed defensive finish. In order that’s in all probability the one time in my life I have not been the beginning quarterback.”

The Commanders could have Carson Wentz as their starter and Taylor Heinicke as their backup and Howell is able to be taught from each veterans.

“They’re each nice guys. I am simply completely satisfied to be someplace the place there’s two actually good quarterbacks in my room,” he stated. “They’re serving to me out quite a bit — they’ve given me quite a lot of good recommendation. They’re each actually gifted guys. I am completely satisfied to be within the room with these guys and compete each day.”

Wentz will not be a positive wager, so there’s at all times the prospect that the quarterback state of affairs might change in Washington. For now, Howell says he’s engaged on bettering and can be prepared when the staff wants him.

“For me, I am simply going to embrace my function. Do every little thing I can to simply try to get higher each day. And when my identify known as, I will be prepared,” the 21-year-old stated. 

Howell was anticipated to go earlier within the draft, however the UNC star dropped to choose No. 144.



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