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Dwayne Haskins Jr. Presser: "Success for me is finding ways to lead and be a presence"

Dwayne Haskins speaks to the media after today's practice

Dwayne HaskinsJr. and other players answered questions from the media following today's Week 1 practice. The Washington Football Team is preparing to host the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field on Sunday, September 13th.

Dwayne Haskins has been playing QB since he was 10 years old and has passionately studied the game since then. He says he started playing chess to train how to mentally prepare for situations.

Head Coach Ron Rivera missed today's practice to begin his cancer treatments. Haskins said Rivera's challenge at the beginning of the offseason provided some extra motivation for him. Rivera is a straight shooter with him, and has helped him improve going into his 2nd NFL season.

Since he was 10:

Ron Rivera:


2020 success:


Learning an offense:

Year 2:

Alex Smith:

Several other players were available to the media via zoom after today's practice.

J.D. McKissic

Becoming a better RB:

Antonio Gibson:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Starting RB:

Ron Rivera:

Isaiah Wright


Lifelong dream:


Adjusting to playing at the next level:

Terry McLaurin/Steven Sims Jr.:

Hard work:

Limited opportunity:


Ronald Darby

Playing against the Eagles Week 1:

Carson Wentz:

DeSean Jackson:

Washington’s defense:

Terry McLaurin:

Ron Rivera: