Manning: Way more good than bad. The sacks are the biggest issue, but Sam Howell can make every throw on the field, isn’t afraid, and can make plays with his legs. It’s not time to definitively call him “the guy,” but anything he struggles with is coachable. Once Howell stops holding onto the ball too long, he can be a really good player. Washington hasn’t had QB play this good since Kirk Cousins.
I know people like to pick on Kirk, but he’s not nearly as bad as some in the media like to portray him to be. There will be a new regime in Washington next year, and I think it’ll be an offensive guy. The Commanders should look to build around Howell unless his play just falls off a cliff this season.