Update: After briefly heading to the locker room with an apparent shoulder injury, Taylor Heinicke is now back in the game for Washington.
Taylor Heinicke wasn’t supposed to be a starting quarterback in a NFL playoff game. But 2021 is proving to be just as wild and crazy as 2020, so anything is possible.
Not only is it possible, it might not be the last time we see the former XFL quarterback starting.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were double-digit favorites over the Washington Football Team, but Heinicke has his team within two points (16-18) at the end of the third quarter. And how did he get them there?
With this incredible touchdown run.
TAYLOR HEINICKE SHOWS OFF HIS WHEELS FOR SIX 💨
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 10, 2021
What a freaking run, right? Heinicke is playing his tail off, and it’s showing.
Of course, that impressive scramble got social media buzzing about the 27-year-old out of Old Dominion. Check out some of these reactions.
I have no words. Taylor Heinickie is God damn magician and absolutely unafraid of this moment
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) January 10, 2021
Taylor Heinickie is better than Cam Newton LMFAO
— Playoff Chris 🏈 (@ctaylor43) January 10, 2021
TAYLOR FREAKING HEINICKIE!!!!!! BUILD A STATUE!!!
— Washington Wire (@Washington_Wire) January 10, 2021
Taylor Heinickie is what Sean Payton thinks Taysom Hill is
— Cover Two Review (@covertworeview) January 10, 2021
Taylor Heinickie officially clinched a starting spot next season
— Cody Scarfo (@Cody_Hammertime) January 10, 2021
FGs prob aren’t enough against Taylor Heinicke *dies*
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 10, 2021
Taylor Heinicke discount mufflers!!!
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) January 10, 2021
In much less serious news, holy hell what a play.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 10, 2021
I mean, guys … come on.
Taylor Freaking Heinicke 😲 pic.twitter.com/VzLZFU2rZ8
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 10, 2021
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