Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell will reportedly get the "first shot" to be the team's starting signal-caller for the 2023 season.

"… Sources within the team say they plan to give him first shot at the starting job in 2023," ESPN's John Keim wrote. "They like how he developed during 2022, culminating in a 26-6 regular-season-finale win over Dallas."

The Commanders selected Howell in the fifth round out of UNC ahead of last season. In his first start, a home matchup with the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys, he led the Commanders to a surprising 20-point upset victory by completing 11 of 19 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown (one interception) while rushing for 35 yards and another score.