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Washington BREAKING: Taylor Heinicke & Kyle Allen Officially OUT; New QB Garrett Gilbert Starts at Eagles

Locked On Washington Football Team: Gameday! Finally for the Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Washington Football Team faces its most important game of the season Tuesday night as it travels to "The City of Brotherly Love" to face the Philadelphia Eagles. But COVID-19 has not shown much love to the WFT this week, knocking out quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen of tonight's game.

It’s official, as neither quarterback is going to come off the COVID list before 4 p.m. EST Tuesday - they could have conceivably do so and then quickly jet to Philly, as we write here - so it will fall on the shoulders of Garrett Gilbert to grab the biggest win of Washington's season.

Gilbert, 30, was signed off the New England Patriots practice squad Friday and is preparing to start tonight, his first start since Week 9 of last season when he started for the Dallas Cowboys.

Gilbert's signing comes just a little less than a year since the WFT activated Heinicke to the active roster last season. And that move has paid off dividends far beyond Washington's dreams.

While it isn't likely Gilbert is going to come in and steal Heinicke's job, he has the potential to come in and make a difference. In his start for the Cowboys last season, Gilbert was one play away from upsetting the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. And in 2019, Gilbert was the leading passer of the American Alliance of Football.

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In both of those moments, low expectations were placed on Gilbert and he exceeded those expectations. Now, Washington is hoping he can prove doubters wrong once again and steer Washington's season back on track.

On this episode of "Locked On Washington Football Team," hosts Chris Russell and David Harrison share the latest roster updates for both the WFT and the Eagles.

They also talk about Washington's quarterback mess and how much it will affect the team tonight.

Chris and David also discuss playoff scenarios after the Minnesota Vikings won on Monday Night Football.

Chris and David deal with all that and more on this episode of "Locked on Washington Football Team". For more podcasts and information, join us here.