Dwayne Haskins Jr. continues to make his exit from Washington easier and easier for the team. He was stripped of his captaincy and fined $40k earlier this week after pictures of him partying maskless with what appeared to be strippers at his girlfriend’s birthday party. The team was hoping that Alex Smith could play this week so they didn’t have to start Haskins, but Smith’s calf wasn’t ready and he sat again.
Rivera seemed to think Haskins would give the team the best chance to beat the Panthers today andclinch the NFC East. He was wrong, and Haskins was absolutely horrible today. He lost a fumble and threw two interceptions and had an 8.5 QB rating before being benched. Rivera also waited too long to pull the plug on a QB that just wasn’t getting it done. After the game he said he had hoped Haskins would have repeated his late game performance from last week when he was able to actually move the ball. After Haskins missed a wide open Cam Sims on a critical 4th and 2, Rivera had seen enough and pulled him for Taylor Heinicke.
After the game Haskins was under an obligation, as the starting QB, to speak to the media unless injured. He blew off the media and Washington’s PR department. Haskins left the building and the team was unable to get ahold of him to have him speak to reporters by phone. The team finally contacted him, and now he has agreed to speak from his house.
Update: Team PR was unable to get in touch with Haskins.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 28, 2020
So he will not be talking. https://t.co/5T2bzAKayr
Haskins initially declined. Then told Wash PR he wasn't sure if he had to talkl a QB always talks and Heinicke filled that role. Said he was unreachable b/c he was driving. Now home.— John Keim (@john_keim) December 28, 2020
Just weren’t clicking:
Dwayne Haskins: "I wish I could change some things." pic.twitter.com/ky0Lb8OBd2— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 28, 2020
More Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/76lBNPJINS— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 28, 2020
Dwayne Haskins on what wasn't working today: "We just weren't clicking. ... I wish I could go back and change some things, but it's over with now."— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) December 28, 2020
Dwayne Haskins praised Taylor Heinicke's play and said he was happy for him.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 28, 2020
Hardest week of his life:
Haskins said he wishes he "could go back and change some things" and that this was "the hardest week of my life."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 28, 2020
"Can't really put into words how I feel right now"— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) December 28, 2020
Says "that fourth down, was trying to do all I can to make it happen" and fell short. https://t.co/rBPI8VYyNO
Dwayne Haskins on if this was his last chance in Washington: "I got a lot on my mind. I can't really put to words how I feel right now."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) December 28, 2020
Dwayne Haskins on what Chase Young said to him: "Keep your head up, and I got your back."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 28, 2020
Dwayne Haskins: "Sometimes being human isn't enough." pic.twitter.com/WtHE1ykdcF— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 28, 2020
Dwayne Haskins on his emotions right now: "You sign up for this job. It is what it is. Sometimes being human isn't enough. Just own up to your responsibilities and your mistakes and be a better person moving forward."— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) December 28, 2020