Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) throws the ball during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Commanders add QB Jacoby Brissett (hamstring) to injury report

Washington Commanders quarterback Jacoby Brissett is questionable for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a hamstring injury.

Brissett reported tightness in his hamstring after practice on Thursday, one day after the team announced that he was replacing Sam Howell as the starter.

Brissett received treatment on Thursday and Friday, when he was added to the injury report. Howell will return to the QB1 role if Brissett can’t go on Sunday.

Brissett replaced Howell in each of the last two games, road losses to the Los Angeles Rams and New York Jets, that extended Washington’s losing streak to six games.

“It’s a good opportunity for Sam to take a break,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “Jacoby’s proven that he’s a very, very viable player in this league.”

Including the 2022 season finale, Howell has started 16 consecutive games for the Commanders. The 2022 fifth-round pick ranks 11th in the NFL this season in passing yards (3,624) but has offset his 19 touchdown passes with a league-high 17 interceptions — including four pick-sixes. He has also been sacked a league-high 60 times.

The Commanders (4-11) finish the season with home games against the 49ers (11-4) on Sunday and the Dallas Cowboys (10-5) on Jan. 7.

Brissett, who started 11 games last season for Cleveland, has completed 18 of 23 passes for 224 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in three games this season.

–Field Level Media

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