NFL
December 28, 2020

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. 

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. 

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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