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As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Washington Commanders, it sounds like young Commanders quarterback Sam Howell has caught the attention of Rams head coach Sean McVay.

During a press conference this week, Sean McVay had some very high praise for Sam Howell ahead of this week’s game.

“Oh yeah, he’s a baller. This guy’s got the ability to create,” McVay said in his press conference according to Pro Football Talk. “You can see he sees the field well. He can get through progressions quickly. He can make all the throws. He dissects and recognizes coverage contours quickly and he’s able to deliver the ball accurately. And then when things do go off schedule, he’s got the athleticism and the escape ability to buy time, keep his eyes down the field, and you can see guys understand how to be able to work with him. And they got playmakers all around.

“Coach [Eric] Bieniemy does a nice job being able to spread the field, but I’m super impressed.”

Howell is in his second season in the league, but his first as a starting quarterback after he earned the role during the offseason. But the young player has already impressed McVay, and he understands why the Commanders are so excited about the future with Howell.

“You see him and you’re thinking, man, this guy’s making a lot of plays,” McVay said. “He’s doing a lot of really impressive things both on-schedule and off-schedule. And you see why the people and the players in that organization have such belief in him. And he’s put a lot of really good stuff on tape and he’s dangerous as hell, for sure.”

We’ll have to see how Howell performs against the Rams on Sunday afternoon.

[Pro Football Talk]