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Commanders could might Jacoby Brissett

The Washington Commanders have hitched their wagon to Sam Howell for good or bad this season. While it's been far from perfect, there is enough to suggest the former fifth-round selection can become a productive quarterback long-term if the offensive line improves.

That might not be the case this season, which means the rollercoaster will continue for Howell. The Commanders only have themselves to blame, with suspect signings and ignoring productive protectors from the college ranks coming back to haunt Ron Rivera in the worst way imaginable.

Rivera recently reaffirmed his faith in Howell and it would be surprising to see the signal-caller benched unless there was a drastic drop-off in form. That means it's unlikely veteran free-agent signing Jacoby Brissett is unlikely to see the field barring injury.

This could be something that leads to Brissett taking his chances elsewhere if the right offer comes along. His dependability and experience to step in at a moment's notice would obviously interest teams looking to fortify their quarterback depth, although it would be nothing more than a mid-to-late round draft pick given he only signed a one-year deal in free agency.

If Howell got hurt, the season is all but over in any case. Getting capital for Brissett and elevating Jake Fromm from the practice squad onto the 53-man roster might be a sensible way for the Commanders to approach this particular situation.