It required less than two matches to change quarterback Taylor Heinicke out of a man whose NFL career seemed over to signing a multiyear contract.

The Washington Football Team declared Wednesday it re-signed Heinicke into a two-year agreement, which can be worth around $8.75 million, a source supported.

Washington still has Alex Smith under contract for 2 more years, even though his future with the team remains unclear. Kyle Allen is a exclusive-rights free agent at which the coaches enjoy.

Heinicke’s revealing put him at the dialog to be a main backup and supply thickness, if nothing else.

He’d been from the NFL since closing cuts of 2019, moving back and forth between living with his mother and his sister.

“I wasn’t very enjoyable to be around when I was not in the league,” he explained. “Those two have done a lot for me personally. They kept my mind straight.”

In addition, he exercised in a local fitness center. He explained his story was one of hard work and endurance.

“Plenty of times I did not wish to wake up and head out but they kept on pushing me here we are,” he explained. “This is not only a significant accomplishment for me personally, it is a good deal of earlier coaches, family and friends. They are just as large a part of the as I am.”

In 2 series, he led one touchdown drive and had a different scoring throw nullified by a penalty.

Together with Smith fighting a bone bruise, Heinicke began Washington’s playoff game against Tampa Bay and proved to be powerful. In addition, he revealed his freedom, scrambling to get an 8-yard touchdown run that ended with him diving for the pylon.

Heinicke turned into a fan favorite and won on his teammates; recipient Terry McLaurin stopped him then reduction to tell him that he appreciated him. Defensive end Chase Young turned into a major fan too; Heinicke said Young would visit him in the locker room researching his playbook when nobody was about.

He was the only NFL trainer who visited Heinicke because of his pro day. Following two seasons with Minnesota, Heinicke spent some time on the practice squads of both New England and then Houston. Then he signed with Carolina, trained by present Washington coach Ron Rivera.

Heinicke played games with Carolina, beginning one. In his lone start he had been 33-of-53 for 274 yards, 1 touchdown and three interceptions. He also suffered a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve.

The NFL Network first reported that the cash on Heinicke’s contract.