Ron Rivera, Sam Howell

Ron Rivera, Sam Howell

FILE – Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell, left, talks with coach Ron Rivera during the NFL football team’s rookie minicamp, May 6, 2022, in Ashburn, Va. Coach Rivera says rookie Sam Howell is expected start at quarterback for the Washington Commanders in their season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. It will be Howell’s NFL debut. Rivera said the decision was made to give Howell a look in case the fifth-round pick out of the University of North Carolina gets a chance to be a full-time starter in the pros. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)