Washington Releases QB Dwayne Haskins

The Washington Football Team has released quarterback Dwayne Haskins today. This is the end of the Haskins saga in Washington. In his two seasons in Washington, Haskins ended with 2,650 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Haskins’ wild ride in DC ends with a third coaching staffs not wanting him to play.

Dwayne Haskins (7), JD McKissic (41), and Peyton Barber (34). 12/20/20 photo courtesy of GriffinVision

Haskins was drafted 15th overall just last season, in a selection that some draft experts said was too high. Coach Jay Gruden was ultimately fired and Haskins had a chance to play and had some up and down moments in 2019. In the offseason Haskins committed to changing his body and seemed to work hard on his craft. Haskins was named the starter and a captain of the team by Rivera but was benched after four games for his play. Then the practice habits and his maturity came into question. With the attrition of the quarterback position, Haskins was able to play again to try and vindicate himself. Haskins wasn’t strong in either start and add in the stripper incident and his limit had been reached in DC.

Dewyane Haskins celebrates a victory over the Detroit Lions.
Photo courtesy of Griffinvision

Washington will move forward with Alex Smith, who looks to be healthy enough for this coming week, and Taylor Heinicke serving as the backup.

Felix Trammell