Dwayne Haskins is officially out in Washington just a week after he was seen violating Covid-19 protocols by hanging out mask-less at a nightclub.
Washington has released QB Dwayne Haskins, per me and @TomPelissero.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2020
Washington released quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday, hours after coach Ron Rivera said either Alex Smith or Taylor Heinicke will start the regular-season finale with the NFC East at stake.
Rivera is “optimistic” Smith will be ready to play at the Philadelphia Eagles after missing the past two games with a strained right calf. Haskins started those two games, both losses, is 1-5 this season and turned the ball over three times in a 20-13 defeat to Carolina on Sunday that saw him benched for Heinicke.
Immediately after the WFT released him, fans quickly reminded Haskins about the time he said “the league done messed up” after he was drafted 15th at 2019 NFL draft.
Fans also began comparing Haskins to Raiders draft bust JaMarcus Russell.
Through 2 years of their career
2,927 total yards
16 total touchdowns
— Football Analysis (@FBallAnalysis) December 28, 2020
JaMarcus Russell and Dwayne Haskins looking at each other pic.twitter.com/EoNaiyrXqN
— T 🏈🏀 (@FootballScoop9) December 28, 2020
I’m going to tell my kids this was Jamarcus Russell pic.twitter.com/QJQDJSwuw0
— Billy Morehead (@lilbillfromthep) December 28, 2020