In his fifth NFL season with the Washington Commanders, Terry McLaurin has solidified himself as one of the premier receivers in franchise history. Although he still has room to grow before being considered one of the best, McLaurin's recent performance against the Atlanta Falcons showcased his exceptional talent and propelled him further up Washington's record books.
During Sunday's thrilling victory, McLaurin hauled in six passes for an impressive 81 yards, making significant strides in Washington's rich history. In the early stages of the first quarter, McLaurin surpassed Pierre Garcon to claim the 10th spot in the team's all-time receiving yards, a remarkable achievement recognized by Washington's PR team.
But McLaurin wasn't finished there. Shortly after surpassing Garcon, he surpassed Jordan Reed to secure the 10th position in career receptions within the burgundy and gold. With each game, it becomes increasingly evident that McLaurin is destined for greater heights, and his name will continue to ascend in Washington's prestigious record books.
However, McLaurin wasn't the only one making history in Sunday's game. Quarterback Sam Howell, in just his seventh career start, etched his name in the franchise's annals as well. When Howell surpassed 1,602 passing yards, he claimed the top spot in Washington's history for a quarterback's first seven career games.
Although it's important to acknowledge the evolution of the game and Howell's higher passing attempts compared to past eras, this achievement remains noteworthy. Howell's impact was further magnified as he threw three touchdowns in a single game for the first time. With nine touchdowns and only six interceptions this season, Howell has shown promise and potential.
As Terry McLaurin and Sam Howell continue to make their mark on the Washington Commanders, fans eagerly anticipate their performances throughout the rest of the season. With McLaurin's exceptional receiving skills and Howell's promising growth as a quarterback, the future looks bright for this dynamic duo. Stay tuned for more thrilling moments from these rising stars.