Dwayne Haskins’ brutal week capped by benching in Washington’s costly loss to Panthers,
Dwayne Haskins didn’t have a merry week.
It began with violations of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols ensuing in a $40,000 fantastic. After that, the Washington Soccer Crew stripped the second-year quarterback of his staff captaincy. To cap all of it off, Haskins was brutal in Week 16 in opposition to the Panthers earlier than being benched for Taylor Heinicke.
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Haskins reportedly attended a strip membership and not using a masks on early in the week. He later stated that it wasn’t a strip membership however slightly a non-public celebration. He was fined regardless, and he misplaced his captaincy Wednesday.
Regardless of all of that, Washington did not have a lot selection to begin Haskins on Sunday with Alex Smith (calf) inactive due to harm. The WFT wanted its 2019 first-round choice to ship, since Washington managed its personal future on the high of the NFC East. A 20-13 loss to the Panthers leaves Washington’s playoff destiny hanging in the steadiness in Week 17.
As a substitute, Washington began the sport with a three-and-out, a Haskins fumble, two extra punts and a Haskins interception. After a subject aim for Washington, Haskins threw a choose proper earlier than halftime.
Haskins performed the primary drive of the fourth quarter however was then pulled for Heinicke. The ultimate line for Haskins: 14-for-28 passing, 154 yards and two interceptions to go along with his misplaced fumble.
There’s been hypothesis since Haskins’ benching following Week 4 that his days in Washington is perhaps numbered. WFT coach Ron Rivera wasn’t the one who drafted Haskins, in any case. If Haskins was making an attempt to impress of us in Washington and get one other likelihood with the WFT, his previous week did not do any favors.