Just when it seemed like Dwayne Haskins’ relationship with the Washington Football Team could not possibly get any worse, something new pops up.
This week, the Washington Football Team fined Haskins for breaking team rules regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Haskins made a reservation for a family friend at the team hotel prior to last weekend’s loss to the New York Giants. The team discovered this before the friend’s arrival and ultimately intervened.
Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins was fined for violating the teams COVID-19 protocols during last weeks Giants game. Haskins made a reservation for a family friend at the team hotel which is strictly prohibited by the team.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2020
Although the Washington Football Team could have fined Haskins $14,650 for the infraction, the organization opted to simply go for the smaller sum of $4,833. It is unclear how all parties involved settled on that amount.
This is just the latest issue to arise between the Washington Football Team and Haskins, who the franchise took with the 15th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Earlier this year, new head coach Ron Rivera opted to bench the 23-year-old in favor of Kyle Allen, with whom he had history when both were members of the Carolina Panthers.
Haskins is expected to be traded at some point in the foreseeable future, with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all viewed as potential options.
Regardless of where the former Ohio State standout ultimately ends up, the popular sentiment around the NFL seems to be that he is going somewhere.
You gotta respect Lindsey Vonn. https://t.co/fLmOQnfKY9
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 23, 2020
“The situation between the quarterback, who was drafted 15th overall just 16 months ago, and Rivera’s staff is already fairly toxic, and multiple sources within the organization believe a trade by the end of the month is the most likely outcome,” Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported. “Some rival executives have already begun looking at film of the former Ohio State star, anticipating him being moved in the coming weeks.”
The move is seen as the best thing for everyone.
“Several sources close to Haskins have advised him that a trade would be far and away the best outcome possible, ideally to a solid franchise with an experienced veteran QB the 23-year-old could learn from,” La Canfora added.
What a year. https://t.co/aXauCkoKLW
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 10, 2020
This week, the Washington Football Team will square off against the Dallas Cowboys. A victory would go a long way in making everyone forget about what a disastrous season it has been thus far, and also restore some faith in Allen as the right quarterback for the team.
Should Washington lose again, though – then inevitably questions will begin to bubble up regarding whether a mistake was made in shifting away from Haskins so early in the season.