Rough week: After losing captaincy, Dwayne Haskins is looking miserable during Sunday's start for Washington
Dwayne Haskins had a rough week, and the weekend isn’t going much better.
After Haskins attended his girlfriend’s birthday party last weekend at a hotel, his actions marked the second time he violated the team’s COVID-19 protocols. Earlier in the year, he had a family friend at a hotel the night before a Washington game with the New York Giants.
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On Wednesday, Washington coach Ron Rivera removed Haskins as team captain, and the former Ohio State Buckeye was fined.
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Even with all the outside distractions, Haskins was named the starter for Washington on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers as starter Alex Smith is inactive for a second week with a calf injury.
Without Washington’s leading receiver Terry McLaurin, who is out due to an ankle injury, Carolina is making Haskins’ Sunday afternoon a rough one.
At the half, Haskins was just 6-of-15 passing, with three turnovers – two of them interceptions, and Washington was trailing Carolina 20-3. It is not the kind of day Haskins was hoping for, especially with Washington aiming for a playoff spot.
Reports have already begun to surface that Haskins may not last much longer in Washington. Sunday’s performance will likely just add more fuel to that fire.