The Washington Football Team has released Dwayne Haskins
Dwayne Haskins has been released by the Washington Football Team. This might be the earliest a franchise has moved on from a former first-round pick at the quarterback position. Haskins was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after one stellar season as the starter at Ohio State; just another day in the crazy times of NFL news.
There’s a stigma out there about Ohio State quarterbacks flopping once they enter the NFL and the Haskins situation only makes that argument stronger. It seemed as if ownership wanted Haskins, but the coaching staff did not. Jay Gruden was the head coach when Haskins was selected, and it was clear that he wasn’t very high on the thought of selecting a rookie quarterback in round one.
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So here we are where the head coach wanted to sit a guy and the front office wanted Haskins to play. The disconnect was clear and never made any sense. Fast forward to 2020 and Ron Rivera is now the head man in charge who wants to create and build his own roster. Rivera had no ties to Haskins when he took this job and realistically, he probably never had any plans on building around a quarterback in his second year.
To be fair, Dwayne Haskins didn’t land in a great situation. Where you get drafted matters. However, when Haskins has been on the field his play has simply not been good. The one positive thing that the young man has on his side is youth. Why should a team take a flyer on Dwayne Haskins?