Commanders QB situation is a hot mess with playoff berth on the line

No one really expected the Washington Commanders to hang with a red-hot San Francisco 49ers team on the road Christmas Eve.

Taylor Heinicke got the start under center once again for Ron Rivera’s squad, only to struggle with mistakes throughout his appearance. 

With Washington down multiple scores in the fourth quarter, Rivera turned to struggling veteran Carson Wentz who performed pretty well against a 49ers defense that went soft with the game out of hand.

In the end, Washington fell by the score of 37-20. It represented the team’s second consecutive loss and moved the Commanders to 7-7-1 on the season. 

Washington still finds itself in playoff positioning, but it’s a tight race with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions breathing down their necks.

Heading into Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns, Rivera has yet to commit to a starter for that important New Year’s Day game. 

But at this point, it really doesn’t matter who starts. If Washington makes the playoffs, it will be in spite of its quarterback play. Here’s why.


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