On Monday, Washington released Dwayne Haskins’ selection in the first round of 2019, less than 24 hours after he made three shifts in the loss of Carolina and in the wake of another violation of the protocols of the pandemic.
Haskins started in place of injured midfielder Alex Smith despite being disciplined for breaking Covid-19 rules Celebration with several people without a mask. He was fined $ 40,000 and stripped of his captain, but coach Ron Rivera chose to stay with Haskins because Smith was still injured and had no other founder QB on the list.
Haskins tweeted, “Unfortunately my time with WFT is over.” “I thank the team and the fans for the opportunity to play for the team I grew up for. I take full responsibility for not meeting my criteria.” NFL QB & will become a better player and player because of this experience. “
Rivera said Monday morning that either Smith or Taylor Heinek would start the regular season final in Philadelphia with the NFC East title on the line. Rivera was clearly off with Haskins, who switched him down the depth chart for the second time this season.
“Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can make your way out of it,” Rivera said. “I hope he learns from these experiences. I hope they make him stronger and they’ll help him, and hopefully, when he gets his next opportunity, he’ll make the most of it.”
Haskins was 14 years old at 14 out of 28 with two protests and fumbling against the Panthers before being sued by Heinicke, who had not played for NFL since 2018. Rivera was asked what he would like to see from Haskins the following week and replied, “Just an improvement.”
That should come elsewhere. He has some tools to succeed in the pros, but he couldn’t put it all together in 16 appearances.
Rivera said, “You watch his talent, you see the arm.” “This is the thing that I think is his best performance as a midfielder, which I think is probably the most important thing.”
But that’s far from the only thing, his off-court behavior has exceeded his potential. A favorite of owner Dan Snyder since his time in high school in the Washington area, Haskins missed the final play of his first NFL victory last year while taking a picture with a fan in the stands, and disappeared from training with a mysterious illness after being on the bench and demoted In October, twice I broke the code of conduct amid the pandemic.
The 23-year-old Ohio State producer said he tried not to leave his tumultuous week of attending his girlfriend’s birthday party with several people not wearing masks, photos that appeared on social media, he apologized to coaches and teammates, and was fined and lost influence over the team captain. His play. But he was apparently overwhelmed by pranks and desperate for a post-match video call that he made after driving home from the stadium.
“It was definitely the hardest week of my life,” said Haskins. “I’m just going to go back and move forward, pray and have my life together.”
The previous Washington Haskins regime ranked 15th overall in 2019, the third version of QB to be taken after Keeler Murray and Daniel Jones. He finished his time with the organization 3-10 as a start, including 1-5 this season, with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Another QB first-round bust, Robert Griffin III, chirp Monday: I wish the best to Haskins. You are only 23! Learn from this and go back. “