The Washington Football Team has made it clear about Dwayne Haskins status.
Dwayne Haskins might have been a top-15 selection, but Washington and Ron Rivera are fed up.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Washington Football Team has officially released Haskins only two years after drafting him. The team announced on Monday that he would be inactive for the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington has released QB Dwayne Haskins, per me and @TomPelissero.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2020
Haskins had his chance to make Ron Rivera try to build around him for 2021. Instead, he struggled once again, throwing for 154 yards and two interceptions against a sub-par Carolina Panthers defense. Washington could have punched their ticket to the NFC playoffs, but instead were on the opposite side of a 20-13 loss.
Haskins will finish his career with Washington throwing for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and eight fumbles. He played in 16 games throughout two seasons.
Haskins problems have been evident
Haskins might be talented, but his attitude might be what’s holding him back. The former Ohio State standout told reporters that after the New York Giants selected Daniel Jones, it would be the biggest mistake of their life.
Instead, Haskins was benched in favor of Kyle Allen to start the season. After that, Alex Smith was given the starting role following struggles from Haskins midseason.
Most recently, Haskins made headlines for breaking COVID-19 protocol after a video surfaced of him at a strip club. The team elected to start him on Sunday, but the struggles were evident in the passing game and locker room attitude.
Haskins also was told to go home and did not speak to the media at the podium. Rivera recently released a statement of the parting of the two in D.C.
Haskins might have a chance to shine somewhere else, but his attitude might cost him a big break. If Rivera has issues with a player, after being called a “perfect player’s coach”, that might be the nail in the coffin on someone’s career.