By Max Harper
When Taylor Heinicke tested positive, a call went out to Garrett Gilbert, a sixth-round pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2014 who passed through Carolina in 2017 and 2018.
On Thursday morning, Gilbert was on the practice squad for the New England Patriots, preparing for Saturday night’s game at Indianapolis. By Thursday evening, he was on a flight to Northern Virginia, where he would soon prepare to face Philadelphia — all while relearning a playbook he hadn’t seen in three years.
Ron Rivera explained that Washington is in Philly for tonight’s game but QBs Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen are still in DC awaiting Covid tests. If they clear they’ll get up to Philly.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 21, 2021