Agent of Dwayne Haskins responds to report of growing 'pressure' for QB in Washington
According to one report, the heat is already on Dwayne Haskins to perform at a high level in Washington.
It started Sunday morning when NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that there was “pressure” on Haskins to perform well in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens or risk being pulled from the game. That was a bit unexpected for most people as Washington has been a franchise in flux over the past two seasons, along with the fact that Haskins had just 10 starts to his credit coming into Sunday.
Regardless of the report, Haskins did in fact play well against the Ravens, throwing for 314 yards on 32-for-45 passing without an interception. He even scored on a short rushing touchdown without a turnover, though Baltimore won the game by a score of 31-17.
One person, in particular, was not pleased with the report: Haskins’ agent, David Mulugheta. He took to Twitter to defend Haskins and discuss what Washington has – and hasn’t – done to improve the team around the young quarterback:
Amazing this is the narrative coming out of DC. A young QB (10 starts total over 2 seasons) who is in a brand new system, with no off-season in said new system, a young OL, limited weapons on offense and only 3 games into the NFL season. Yet “he” is the one that must play well. https://t.co/6lAD0WGa2p
— David Mulugheta (@DavidMulugheta) October 4, 2020
Considering Washington used a first-round pick on Haskins in 2019 and has not had a lot of time to work with him in the COVID impacted year of 2020, it really would be surprising to see him pulled so early in the season. Hopefully, he gets more time to develop and grow before such a decision is made.