Heinicke-Gibson TD ball headed to Pro Football Hall of Fame originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
A bit of Washington Commanders history is headed to Canton, Ohio.
When Taylor Heinicke laced a crucial touchdown pass to Antonio Gibson in the second quarter in Week 7 vs. Green Bay, the duo accomplished a notable feat: the 3000th touchdown in Washington franchise history. The ball used on the play is now headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be displayed as a piece of Burgundy & Gold lore:
Here’s that play that gave the Commanders in the lead in the 3rd quarter, before they took down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers:
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— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) October 25, 2022
It’s not the first time this season that a bit of Commanders memorabilia has been sent to the Pro Football HOF, though. Daron Payne’s jersey from a Week 1 victory over Jacksonville was sent to Canton as well back in September. Since it was the first-ever game under the ‘Commanders’ moniker, the folks at the Hall deemed it appropriate to immortalize.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 21, 2022
The Commanders’ next test comes on the road at Indianapolis in Week 8. Heinicke, who again will step in for the injured Carson Wentz at quarterback, has a chance to lead the Commanders back to a .500 record.