Sam Howell

QB · Seattle Seahawks

Height 6'1" Weight 220
DOB 2000-09-16 Age 23.6
College North Carolina

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 25 (Tier 5) · ADP (12-team PPR): 16.10, 190th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 4
23Bryce Young, CAR722.719.02
Tier 5
24Ryan Tannehill, TEN735.722.0215.9
25Sam Howell, WAS1423.616.1021.0
26Mac Jones, NE1125.621.1214.9
27Matthew Stafford, LAR1036.218.1015.3
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Seahawks Host QB Bo Nix

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    The Seahawks' quarterback depth chart already features incumbent starter Geno Smith and trade acquisition Sam Howell. As the draft approaches, though, the team is showing at least passing interest in some of the top options at the position. Seattle hosted Bo Nix on a pre-draft visit over the weekend, per Aaron Wilson of KPRC2. Nix is within the second tier [...]

    Apr 7 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell Bo Nix Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Beat Out Three Teams For Sam Howell Trade

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    Before Sam Howell was dealt to the Seahawks, the quarterback attracted interest from a handful of other suitors. As ESPN's Brady Henderson writes, at least three other teams negotiated a Howell trade with the Commanders. [RELATED: Commanders To Trade QB Sam Howell To Seahawks] One of those squads is believed to be the Rams, who [...]

    Mar 28 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell
  • Seahawks Believe Sam Howell Can Be A Full-Time Starter

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    The Seattle Seahawks traded for former Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell on March 14. Although the franchise has already declared Geno Smith as the starter in 2024, general manager John Schneider said he "absolutely" believes Howell can be a full-time starter again in the future. Howell started 17 games for Washington last season, throwing for 3,946 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He flashed upside and mobility, but the turnover woes proved to mark the end of his short tenure with the Commanders. With Smith turning 34 next season, Seattle will likely have to eye his replacement in the near future. It's not necessarily going to be Howell, but it sounds like the Seahawks are keeping the light on for him moving forward. The North Carolina product doesn't have immediate fantasy value, but he might be worth stashing in Superflex and two-QB dynasty leagues.

    Mar 26 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell Geno Smith
  • Sam Howell Won't Compete For Starter's Job

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    The Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Sam Howell from the Washington Commanders on Thursday. There was some speculation that Howell was brought in as competition for veteran signal-caller Geno Smith. Seahawks general manager John Schneider confirmed that they didn't acquire Howell to compete with Smith in camp. It sounds like the Seahawks believe that Howell has the potential to be a starter, but he still has areas to improve upon before moving into that role. Smith is entering the final year of his deal, so maybe the Seahawks move onto Howell after 2024. Regardless, it looks like the plan is for Smith to be under center to begin the 2024 season.

    Mar 14 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Trading For Sam Howell

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    The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to send a 2024 third-round pick and a 2024 fifth-round pick to the Washington Commanders in exchange for quarterback Sam Howell, a 2024 fourth-round pick, and a 2024 sixth-round pick. Washington just added veteran quarterback Marcus Mariota and is expected to take a rookie quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft, so Howell became expendable. The 23-year-old started 17 games for Washington last year, throwing for 3,946 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He rushed for 263 yards and five scores. Meanwhile, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is entering the final year of his contract and regressed from 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2022 to 3,624 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2023. Although Smith is likely still the favorite to start for Seattle in 2024, Howell could push for the job this offseason.

    Mar 14 · Source via Washington Commanders Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell Geno Smith
  • Commanders "Really Into" Drake Maye

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    Five of six NFL executives polled when asked who they think the Washington Commanders will take with the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft chose LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels over North Carolina QB Drake Maye, but the one holdout for Maye said he heard that Commanders general manager Adam Peters was "really into" Maye. Incumbent Sam Howell and Maye were teammates at North Carolina, and Howell could open 2024 as the starter if the Commanders wanted to give Maye more time to iron out his mechanics. If Washington passes on Maye and goes with Daniels, there's a good chance Maye would be selected third overall by the New England Patriots, assuming they don't trade back. The biggest knock on Maye heading into this year's draft are his mechanical issues concerning his footwork.

    Mar 6 · Source via NFL Draft Washington Commanders Sam Howell Jayden Daniels Drake Maye
  • Commanders Have Received Inquiries For No. 2 Pick

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    The Washington Commanders have received trade inquiries from teams on the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. These inquiries might not be hard, actionable offers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, but there is interest from teams in moving up. Among the clubs that could be on the quarterback radar are the New York Giants (No. 6 overall pick), Atlanta Falcons (No. 8), Minnesota Vikings (No. 11) and the Las Vegas Raiders (No. 13). However, Fowler writes that he would be surprised if the Commanders, who are themselves looking to upgrade at the position over Sam Howell, moved off the No. 2 overall pick. The Bears are expected to take USC QB Caleb Williams first overall, with North Carolina's Drake Maye and LSU's Jayden Daniels being prime QB prospects to come off the board at No. 2 overall.

    Mar 3 · Source via NFL Draft Washington Commanders Sam Howell Drake Maye Jayden Daniels
  • Commanders To Release Charles Leno

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    The Washington Commanders have informed starting left tackle Charles Leno (hip) that they are releasing him on Friday, according to a source. Leno is scheduled to undergo hip surgery next week. The 32-year-old also missed the final three games of the 2023 season and was placed on Injured Reserve due to a calf injury. Washington's move to release him will save them around $7.3 million in 2024 salary cap space. Leno also missed a contest earlier last season due to a shoulder ailment. Leno wasn't a liability while protecting quarterback Sam Howell's blind side, but the Commanders will look to do better at the position. Depending on how quickly he can recover from his hip surgery, Leno should be able to latch on with another team sooner than later this offseason.

    Mar 1 · Source via Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Kliff Kingsbury Doesn't See Offense As Air Raid System

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    Washington Commanders new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury said this week that he doesn't envision the team being an Air Raid offensive system in 2024 under his supervision. Passing-game coordinator Brian Johnson feels the same. Kingsbury is known for his Air Raid system when he was the head coach at Texas Tech, but that didn't translate to his offenses when he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. With Sam Howell at QB for Washington in 2023, the team threw the ball the third-most times in the NFL, behind only the Chiefs and Bengals, but they want to be more balanced as an offense under Kingsbury. It makes sense, as the Commanders are expected to be running with a rookie signal-caller this year.

    Feb 27 · Source via Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Kliff Kingsbury To Have Full Control Of Offense

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    Although Brian Johnson has the assistant head coach tag with the Washington Commanders for the 2024 season, offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury will still retain full control of the offense. The assistant head coach tag is more to give Johnson experience with the organizational side and the things that head coaches handle that may help set him up for future head-coaching opportunities down the road. Washington is set up with the second overall pick in the upcoming draft and is expected to pursue a quarterback to replace Sam Howell, who was up and down in 2023 in his first full season as the team's starting signal-caller. Kingsbury was known for his spread offenses that were aggressive through the air in college, but his offenses were much more balanced when he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

    Feb 15 · Source via Coaching Carousel Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Teams Likely To Move Up For QBs In 2024 Draft

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    For much of the 2023 football season, there was a clear 1-2 punch at the top of the list of 2024 draft eligible quarterbacks. It was also widely believed that this year’s crop would provide a good bit of depth throughout all stages of the draft. Both of those opinions appear to be up for […]

    Feb 10 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings Las Vegas Raiders Washington Commanders New England Patriots Kirk Cousins Jimmy Garoppolo Sam Howell Bailey Zappe Drake Maye
  • Eric Bieniemy Won't Return To Commanders

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    New Washington Commanders head coach Dan Quinn said on Monday that offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy will not return to the team's coaching staff in 2024 after the Commanders hired former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to run their offense. Bieniemy joined Ron Rivera's staff in 2023 following a five-year run as the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator that featured two Super Bowl championships. The Commanders ranked 25th in scoring and 24th in yards under Bieniemy in 2023, and according to multiple sources, players chafed under Bieniemy's leadership. In Bieniemy's defense, Washington was working with a revamped offensive line and with a quarterback (Sam Howell) who had just one start in 2022 as a rookie. The Commanders have now ranked 20th or worse in both yards and points scored for six straight seasons.

    Feb 5 · Source via Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Commanders Will Not Retain Eric Bieniemy

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    When news of the Commanders’ Kliff Kingsbury hire came out, questions were raised about the future of incumbent offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. An answer has emerged regarding the latter, and he will not be in Washington for the 2024 campaign. Bieniemy will not be retained, new head coach Dan Quinn said at his introductory press conference. As a result, the […]

    Feb 5 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Washington Commanders Sam Howell Terry McLaurin
  • Kliff Kingsbury Joining The Commanders

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    Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to terms to become the offensive coordinator of the Washington Commanders, according to a source. Kingsbury went 28-37-1 with the Cardinals from 2019-22 and was expected to join the Las Vegas Raiders as their offensive coordinator last week, but he backed out of the position after contract negotiations fell apart. He spent last year with USC as an offensive analyst and quarterbacks coach, working with quarterback Caleb Williams, who is expected to be the first overall pick in this year's draft. Kingsbury is a respected offensive mind who has also spent time mentoring QBs Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. The Commanders hold the second overall pick in the draft and used former fifth-rounder Sam Howell as their starter in 2023.

    Feb 5 · Source via Coaching Carousel Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2022WAS21.021.01665.52.024.0111957.91691135357.0010
    2023WAS313.518.417106195.859.738.938861263.43945212165482635.4852

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1ARIW 20-1618.21171100.046.533193161.32021162115.5011
    2@DENW 35-3324.31373100.056.241273969.22992042136.5000
    3BUFL 3-376.33254100.055.630192965.517004911818.0000
    4@PHIL 31-3422.51278100.060.347294170.72901056406.6700
    5CHIL 20-4028.3670100.078.655375172.53882154194.7500
    6@ATLW 24-1619.9751100.052.927142360.9151305430.7500
    7@NYGL 7-1413.02369100.063.844224252.42490162157.5000
    8PHIL 31-3836.0172100.076.455395275.03974113113.6700
    9@NEW 20-1722.01078100.064.150294564.43251135275.4000
    10@SEAL 26-2927.3461100.075.446294465.93123032178.5001
    11NYGL 19-3123.31081100.059.348314568.925513433511.6710
    12@DALL 10-4521.31078100.059.046284463.63000142136.5010
    13MIAL 15-4519.5125294.549.127122352.21270134215.2520
    15@LARL 20-2810.3294473.348.329112642.31021113227.3300
    16@NYJL 28-300.8373455.736.12262227.35602100-00
    17SFL 10-2710.43046100.063.029172860.71691211-1-1.0000
    18DALL 10-3810.52549100.065.332192770.41531244-1-0.2500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 7, 4, 30, 10, 2, 3, 1, 7, 24, 26, 21, 7, 26, 33, 51, 19, 35, 8, 19, 3, 1
    Rushing: 6, 7, 1, 1, 13

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 28-220.0-----------------
    2@DETL 27-360.0-----------------
    3PHIL 8-240.0-----------------
    4@DALL 10-250.0-----------------
    5TENL 17-210.0-----------------
    6@CHIW 12-70.0-----------------
    7GBW 23-210.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    8@INDW 17-160.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    9MINL 17-200.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    10@PHIW 32-210.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    11@HOUW 23-100.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    12ATLW 19-130.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    13@NYGT 20-200.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    15NYGL 12-200.0-----------------
    16@SFL 20-370.0-----------------
    17CLEL 10-240.0-----------------
    18DALW 26-621.0766100.036.424111957.91691135357.0010

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 16
    Rushing: 9

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