Dwayne Haskins Released By Washington Football Team
Dwayne Haskins Jr.'s career with the Washington Football Team is over.
After benching the former first-round pick in WFT's 20-13 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, the franchise has officially released the quarterback.
We have released QB Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/KRrWxWra7E— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 28, 2020
In a statement released by coach Ron Rivera, the franchise confirmed that the team has released Haskins, saying: "This afternoon I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him. I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways."
It's been a tumultuous two seasons for the former Ohio State quarterback. He struggled to learn the playbook, took selfies with fans before the end of his first win, and, most recently, partied maskless at a strip club that violated the NFL's COVID-19 protocols.
Drafted 15th overall by Washington in 2019, Haskins played just 16 games for the Football Team, throwing for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Dwayne Haskins now the sixth QB 1st-round pick over past decade who didn't make it to the 3rd-year with the team that drafted them. Browns & Broncos usually have a monopoly on this stuff— John Breech (@johnbreech) December 28, 2020
2010: Tebow (DEN)
2012: Weeden (CLE)
2014: Manziel (CLE)
2016: Lynch (DEN)
2018: Rosen (ARI)
While Haskins is clearly talented, it might be hard for him to get another chance in the NFL. But, now that he's a free agent, we'll find out how big of a market there is for the controversial QB.
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