What do Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Taylor Heinicke all have in common? From a talent perspective, absolutely nothing, but all three gunslingers run the two-minute drill to utter perfection seemingly every time they’re given the chance. Sunday was the latest example from the Washington Commanders quarterback.
Heinicke tempted fate a couple times, but he largely played a clean game aside from his third-quarter interception after Darrick Forrest’s forced fumble that allowed the Colts to take a 16-7 lead and a throw off his back foot into no-man’s land that was almost picked.
Those unnerving moments were washed away by Heinicke’s textbook two-minute drill, however. The drive was eerily reminiscent of Washington’s thrilling win in Atlanta last season.
With his back against the wall, Heinicke delivered a huge 4th and 1 conversion to Curtis Samuel and bought himself time to complete throws with incredible scrambles that likely would’ve been sacks if Carson Wentz was playing.
With the win, Heinicke will cash another $125,000 bonus check and add another pair of Jordans to his collection. After copping a green and yellow pair of Js to celebrate Washington’s win over the Packers, Heinicke already has eyes on three pairs of Colts-themed Jordans, but he doesn’t want to make the call.
The QB wants Commanders fans to choose the pair he buys.
Taylor Heinicke is letting Commanders fans pick his next pair of Jordans.
This is just an awesome gesture by Heinicke. Already revered by fans for his leadership, never-say-die attitude and clutch gene, Heinicke allowing fans to pick his next pair of Jordans is a touch of genius by the 29-year-old quarterback. Fans should be sure to be following Heinicke’s Instagram to vote in the poll.
Voting is already underway, too! Per Heinicke’s Instagram, the choices are the Georgetown 1’s, Military Blue 4’s and the True Blue 3’s. As of this writing (Monday afternoon), the Georgetown 1’s are leading the way with a 44% vote share followed by the Military Blue 4’s at 35% and the True Blue 3’s at 20%.
The poll was posted at approximately 10 am EST. Assuming it’s up for 24 hours — the standard for IG and Twitter polls — fans have until early Tuesday morning to get in on the voting. Who’d want to miss out on this rare opportunity?
Here’s a look at the three finalists, as provided by NBC Sports Washington’s Ethan Cadeaux.
This is old news by now, but for those just jumping on board the Heinicke (or Commanders) bandwagon, Heinicke earns a $125,000 bonus for every game he plays at least 60% of the snaps and leads Washington to a victory. The QB has now earned $250k the last two weeks with games vs the Vikings and Eagles on tap.
While a purple-colored pair of Jordans might look cooler, a pair of green and black J’s would be so much more satisfying for obvious reasons. For now, though, let’s focus on getting Heinicke his blue and white Jordans.
Get to voting!