LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Washington Football Team has signed former Old Dominion standout Taylor Heinicke to a two-year deal.
Washington announced the news Wednesday morning, and according to Ian Rapoport, his deal is worth $8.75 million and there are extra incentives depending on how many games he starts.
Officially official ✍️ pic.twitter.com/9cF8Qg66xQ— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) February 10, 2021
Heinicke made two appearances for Washington during the 2020 season, including his first career playoff start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round. During that game, he became just the sixth Washington quarterback to throw for over 300 yards in a playoff game. He also became just the fifth undrafted quarterback in NFL history to score both a rushing a passing touchdown during a postseason game.
Heinicke, the Monarchs' all-time leading passer, finished his ODU career in 2014 ranking third in FBS history in total offense; fourth in FBS with 132 touchdown passes; and sixth in passing yards. He's spent time with the Minnesota Vikings (2015-2017), New England Patriots (2017), Houston Texans (2017) and Carolina Panthers (2018-2019) in the NFL.