Washington waived QB Dwayne Haskins. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 28, 2020
The Washington Football Team has released quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The former 15th overall pick couldn’t even last a full two years on the team that drafted him. Which really shouldn’t come as a surprise.
As soon as Haskins entered the building there were concerns about whether or not he could read an NFL playbook. It was so bad by the end of his first year coaches that he was dyslexic. But he’s not. Haskins can read just fine.
Not only was reading a playbook so hard for Haskins that coaches thought he might be dyslexic. He was so poor in practice and studying that he was benched this year after four games. Haskins played so poorly that the Washington Football Team ended up starting Alex Smith. A guy who almost died playing football and hadn’t started a game in over two years.
Although I guess football fans should thank Dwayne Haskins a little bit. If he didn’t play so poorly we never would have seen Alex Smith play again and the best comeback story in sports never would have happened.
But it’s not like that was Dwayne Haskins plan to begin with. Haskins didn’t start the season and think to himself “I’m going to play like shit so Alex Smith can start and win Comeback Player of the Year.” Haskins went out their thinking he had the talent and mental fortitude to be a good starting quarterback in the NFL. It’s just too bad he has none of the work ethic or mental fortitude to actually be good in the NFL.
In fact Haskins got compared more to Ryan Leaf than any good starting quarterbacks. Even Ryan Leaf himself said looking at Dwayne Haskins’s is like looking in a mirror. That is not a comparison anyone would want. Let alone a starting NFL quarterback.