Reports indicate Dwayne Haskins may not be with the Washington Football Team much longer
Washington quarterback and former Ohio State Buckeye Dwayne Haskins has been already stripped of his captaincy by his football team’s leadership group, and now his time as the franchise’s starting quarterback and the face of the team appear to be nearing their conclusions, per a CBS Sports report.
“Regardless, even flashing well down the stretch would not be enough to create a scenario where he is back in Washington next season,” according to Jason La Canfora. “His initial impressions with Ron Rivera and this coaching staff were shaky at best, he did not inspire much optimism in the summer and he was put on notice of a possible benching just a few games into the season.”
Haskins left college football the moment he could, opting for the 2019 NFL Draft after just his redshirt sophomore season in Columbus. Entering the draft that early as an aspiring franchise quarterback is a risky gamble by percentage. Most, though not all, successful franchise quarterbacks spend at least three years starting or playing heavily in college, collecting experience and game tape for future use by professional teams and coaching staffs.
Haskins was the 15th pick in the first round of the draft and became the team’s starter several weeks into his rookie campaign. He has been a spotty performer on the field—completing 60.8-percent of his throws but for just 176.7 yards per game, with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions—and a poor leader off the field, with his latest kerfuffle a photographed outing to a strip club in which he did not wear a mask and violated the league’s protocol for at least a second time.
Sources said there has been no shortage of tough love for the young quarterback this week since images of him violating protocols surfaced on social media, and it’s viewed as a fait accompli inside and outside that building that his time there is coming to an end after being stripped of his captaincy and fined $40,000.
Haskins left Ohio State after leading the Buckeyes to a Rose Bowl victory over Washington on New Years Day 2019. That season he was a Heisman Trophy finalist and won the Silver Football award from the Chicago Tribune as the Big Ten’s best player. He was also a third-team All America selection. The year prior to his breakout season he had managed just 171 combined plays on the field. It was essentially a one-season resume for Haskins in college football.
He now is just 3-9 as starter through two seasons in the NFL and it appears he’s going to have to try again in a new city.