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The Washington Commanders are adding some critical experience to their quarterback room.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Wednesday the Commanders are expected to sign veteran Jacoby Brissett. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera already endorsed 2022 fifth-round pick Sam Howell as the starter heading into training camp, and the job is his to win or lose. Even though Howell has only played one NFL game and thrown 19 passes.

Rivera told Pro Football Talk in February the team needed to bring in a veteran backup, but “we’re not looking for a guy we’ve got to spend a lot of capital on.

The 30-year-old Brissett would seem to fit that bill, a veteran presence at a reasonable price. He has 48 NFL starts and has played well at times. Last season with the Cleveland Browns, he passed for more than 2,600 yards, with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions in 11 starts.

Brissett has also spent time with some great quarterbacks like Tom Brady with the New England Patriots and Andrew Luck with the Indianapolis Colts. So he’s sure to have some wisdom to share with Howell.

And if Howell falters, Brissett has shown he can step in and do the job.

NFL fans seemed to like the Commanders decision.

[Dianna Russini, ESPN]

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