Ryan Day reacts to Washington Football Team benching QB Dwayne Haskins
Surprising news came out of D.C. this week, with the Washington Football Team announcing that starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins would be benched for the next game.
Several outlets, including Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, reported that Haskins has been benched and that the team will start Kyle Allen in this weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Haskins will be the No. 3 QB on the depth chart, behind Alex Smith.
On Thursday, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day was asked about Washington’s decision during his weekly radio show on 97.1 The Fan.
“Dwayne is a very talented young man … he’s resilient, he’s strong,” Day said. “All great quarterbacks have gone through adversity … I know he’s going to come out stronger on the back end.”
Day was an assistant on Urban Meyer’s staff during the 2018 season, when Haskins was the starter for the Buckeyes. In his lone season as the starter in Columbus, Haskins threw for 4,851 yards and 50 touchdowns while completing passes at a 70% clip.
Ohio State finished that season with a 13-1 record and Haskins was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He was then a first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington.
Washington is 1-3 this season.