Report: Washington's Fitzpatrick not expected back before Week 10
The 38-year-old isn't expected to return until after the Week 9 bye, added Rapoport. Washington reportedly hoped Fitzpatrick would be ready to play by now, but the veteran remains on crutches.
Heinicke helped the NFC East team to a 2-2 start while putting together several impressive performances. But the 28-year-old has struggled over the past two weeks, completing just 55% of his passes for one touchdown and three interceptions while averaging 5.38 yards per attempt as Washington has slipped to 2-4.
Kyle Allen is the only other quarterback on the roster. He started 13 games from 2018-19 for the Carolina Panthers under Washington head coach Ron Rivera and made four starts for Washington in 2020.