Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t play in Thursday night’s NFC East contest against the NY Giants
The NY Giants will miss out on the Washington Football Team offense being at full-strength in Thursday night’s NFC East clash, as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t play due to injury.
Taylor Heinicke, who very nearly led the Washington Football Team to a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card game back in January will start in place of Fitzpatrick, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Fitzpatrick was knocked from Sunday’s game, after sustaining a brutal hit in the pocket against the Los Angeles Chargers, and suffering a hip injury that could keep him sidelined for multiple weeks.
Heinicke came on in relief of Fitzpatrick, and passed for 122 yards and a touchdown en-route to a 119.3 passer rating in Sunday’s 20-16 home loss at FedEx Field.
If the NY Giants are going to capitalize, Patrick Graham’s defense is going to need to find a way to generate significantly more pressure than New York was able to on Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday afternoon.
Despite being sacked twice, Bridgewater frequently had plenty of time in the pocket — and managed to improvise by making several big throws deep downfield off schedule, while passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns, in a 27-13 Broncos victory.
The NY Giants and Washington Football Team kickoff at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday Night Football.
Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com.