January 30, 2023

NFL-New York Giants at Washington Commanders

Captains sticking with Taylor Heinecke may have to “consider” changing their QB at some point

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The Chiefs lost ground in the playoff race when they lost to the Giants 20-12 on Sunday night and quarterback Taylor HynekHis game in that game led to questions about his future as the team’s starter on Monday.

Heinicke was 17-of-29 for 249 yards and a touchdown, but lost a pair of fumbles and a Giants defensive end Kyvon Thibodeau One of them returned to land. The other mistake came in Giants territory and “We can’t do that” said coach Ron Rivera after the game while expecting to win games.

There is no quarterback change coming before this week’s game against the 49ers. On Monday, Rivera said the team would “stick to Taylor and what we’re trying to figure out” on offense while adding that the failure to improve on Sunday would lead him to consider making a change back to Carson Wentz.

“It’s something To be completely honestRivera said via ESPN.com’s Jon Kim. “But if we get back on track and play the way we played and do the things we’ve done, we’ll stay where we are.”

The leaders were 2-4 before Wentz went on injured reserve and they went 5-2-1 with Henke running the offense, so there seems to be a clear answer as to who has led the team to more success. With such a short time in the season and such a small margin of error in the playoffs, the leaders seem to be taking a short-term view of the situation.