The last game Dwayne Haskins played for the Washington Football Team came against the Carolina Panthers. Back on Dec. 27, the 2019 first-round pick was named the team’s starter despite breaking COVID protocols when visiting a strip club.
He was stripped of his captaincy and fined, but was still given another chance as the starter.
So, how did Haskins perform after being afforded a surprising opportunity? He completed 50 percent of his 28 pass attempts for 154 yards and two interceptions. That ugly performance got him benched, and then Washington proceeded to release him.
Now, Haskins might get his chance at a redemption story. And it’s only fitting that it is the Panthers who might give him that chance. Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network was the one who broke the news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2021
There are a lot of people out there who don’t believe Haskins deserves a second chance. He broke protocol on more than one occasion, and his behavior didn’t exemplify a franchise quarterback in Washington.
With that being said, the Ohio State product will only turn 24 in May, and there is still a lot of talent there. The NFL is a league that gives plenty of chances, too, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if he ends up back on a roster.
Will that include an opportunity at a starting job? Maybe not in the beginning, but Haskins could still get another shot there as well. Time will tell.
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