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Washington LISTEN: Is Taylor Heinicke WFT's Leader?

Locked On Washington: Is Taylor Heinicke a Leader on the Washington Football Team?

Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke has had quite the year.

This time a year ago, Heinicke was a free agent with just one NFL start under his belt. Fast forward 12 months, he's started the past six games for the Washington Football Team and has shown flashes of becoming a playmaker for his team.

Unfortunately, part of what comes with the job of an NFL starting quarterback is having the finger pointed in your direction when your team loses.

After starting 2-2, Washington has dropped three straight and the spark Heinicke had when he first started as the quarterback is beginning to fade.

When he first started, teammates like Chase Young and Terry McLaurin sang his praises, but the pats on the back didn't make an appearance after failing to score in the red zone on three separate occasions in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

If a quarterback other than Heinicke was under center, would Washington have won this past weekend? Is this a question of Heinicke's leadership abilities or is this another example of blaming the quarterback for a team's losses?

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The pair react to the day after press conference with WFT head coach Ron Rivera and discuss goal line plays and injury updates as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick remains weeks away from potentially returning to practice for Washington. 

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