5 most memorable moments of Taylor Heinicke’s time with Commanders

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Taylor Heinicke’s pylon drive

The play that started it all. In only the second start of his NFL career, Taylor Heinicke was tasked with going up against Tom Brady. Was he intimidated? It sure didn’t look like it.

Heinicke passed for 306 yards and a touchdown to go along with 46 rushing yards. This also included the now-infamous Pylon Dive touchdown.

On a 3rd-and-5 from the eight-yard line, Heinicke showed his grit, diving for the pylon to pull the Washington Commanders within two points. Not only did it win the respect of his teammates but it was Heinicke’s introduction to the football world.

Even Patrick Mahomes was impressed.

Taylor Heinicke’s no-look pass

Heinicke grew up a Packers fan and idolized Brett Favre, which makes this play and beating the Green Bay Packers all the more special.

Getting his first start of the 2022 season due to an injury to Carson Wentz, Heinicke started the game very rusty, going 1-for-7 with a pick-six, which led to the Packers going up 14-3.

The Commanders bounced back, scoring 20 straight points, and on a late 3rd-and-9, Heinicke found Terry McLaurin, while his eyes were closed. This allowed the team to run down the majority of the clock, not giving Aaron Rodgers enough time to stage a comeback.