Terry McLaurin is in his fifth NFL season with the Washington Commanders. In his first four years, McLaurin had already established himself as one of the better receivers in franchise history, even though he had a way to go to be called one of the best.
In Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, McLaurin caught six passes for 81 yards and entered the top 10 in Washington’s record books in the process.
Early in the first quarter, McLaurin moved past Pierre Garcon for 10th place in Washington’s rich franchise history in receiving yards, courtesy of Washington’s PR team.
Shortly after that, McLaurin made more history, moving past Jordan Reed for 10th place in career receptions in the burgundy and gold.
It’s safe to say McLaurin will only continue to climb in Washington’s record books.
Quarterback Sam Howell made his seventh career start in Sunday’s game, and he, too, also made Washington history. When he reached 1,602 passing yards, it was the most in franchise history from a quarterback in his first seven career games.
Of course, it’s important to note the game has changed over the years, and Howell has more passing attempts, but it’s still noteworthy.
In addition, Howell also passed for three touchdowns in a game for the first time. For the season, Howell now has nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Outside of that miserable Buffalo start, Howell has two interceptions in Washington’s other five games.
Not a bad start to Howell’s career, but he still has a lot to prove in his hopes of being the team’s franchise quarterback.