Despite the loss, Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke stole the spotlight in Saturday night’s NFC wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Heinicke gutted out one of the more remarkable playoff performances. That’s despite him injuring his shoulder diving for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Heinicke evaded the Buccaneers’ pass rush before getting outside the pocket, scrambling and diving for the pylon. Heinicke acknowledged to reporters after the game, he suffered an AC separation in his non-throwing shoulder on the thrilling play.
He felt a “a click or a pop,” but wanted to gut it out by staying in the game.