The fourth preseason game is usually for the starters to take the night off and give the reserves the opportunity to fight for a roster spot. Washington will go into Tampa on Wednesday. Barring the unforeseen, only one man will line up under center and that man won't be named Kirk or Colt.
His name is Nate Sudfeld and he will be starting in this season's only showing of Wednesday Night Football, assuming nothing wacky happens the rest of the year.
“We are going to start Nate," head coach Jay Gruden revealed on Monday. "‘The Nate Sudfeld Show,’ I like it."
The Indiana product is ready for the national spotlight as he looks to prove his worth as the third quarterback on the roster.
"Very excited, feel very prepared," Sudfeld said. "Excited to go compete with my teammates."
Should Washington need roster spots elsewhere, the Redskins might try to keep Sudfeld on the practice squad. However, that may not be an option with the way he has grown and the fear of another team stealing him away.
"I feel like I have progressed a lot," Sudfeld said. "I feel like if I were to watch film of when I first got here, I wouldn't recognize myself, at least I hope, because I don't feel like I did all that great when I showed up."
The 6-foot-6 quarterback believes he has started to make the adjustment from the college level to the pros.
"Felt like I started getting in rhythm," Sudfeld said, "and in this preseason and camp I really felt like I started understanding and feeling more comfortable in the process and everything so I feel like I've progressed pretty well."
One adjustment Sudfeld has had to work through is the different terminology the Redskins use compared to the Indiana Hoosiers.
"I think a big part of it is just learning the language," Sudfeld said. "It's a totally new language, it really is and people say that but it couldn't be a more accurate description."
Since OTAs and other camp practices, Sudfeld has worked through the intricacies and is getting back to basics.
"Then once you start speaking the same language," Sudfeld said, "and understanding the terminology of what we're doing and stuff it gets a lot easier. And then I'm able to focus on ball and completing the ball where I want to instead of just calling the play right."
If Sudfeld shows any flashes of solid play on Wednesday, Washington will be forced to carry him on their 53-man roster or risk losing his talent in a limited supply of quarterback league.
Breaking Burgundy's Ben Standig contributed from Ashburn
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