Washington Football Team Is Trading Dwayne Haskins

Washington Football Team Is Trading Dwayne Haskins

The Washington Football Team is trading second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Just one week after the former Ohio State star was benched, his relationship with the organization reached the point of no return.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Haskins is getting shipped out of town at some point in the next few weeks.

“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,” he reported.

“Some rival executives have already begun looking at film of the former Ohio State star, anticipating him being moved in the coming weeks.”

Moreover, Haskins’ team seems receptive to the idea of a fresh start.

“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,” the report added.

A number of issues soured Washington on Haskins, including the “playful” manner in which he handled defeat. Namely, they didn’t like how following a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the 23-year-old bragged about his stat line.

“I know some people were bothered,” Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan said.

“I was not for the record, because this just happens. But like he was super playful. He was having a good time with Robert Griffin and hopping around, and they had just lost the game.

“And this happens, to me, all the time. Like you see this a lot, so I took nothing out of it. But I know some people were like, ‘Why is he so happy? They just lost to the Ravens.’ Well, apparently in the locker room, he’s heard by players talking about his stat line and that he threw for 300 yards.”

Haskins finished that outing versus the Ravens having gone 32 of 45 for 314 yards and had a 90.4 passer rating. Although he didn’t have a touchdown pass or interception, he rushed for a score.

It was Haskins’ best effort of the year, but came in a 31-17 loss.

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera benched Haskins shortly thereafter, naming Kyle Allen the new starter and activating backup Alex Smith.

Ahead of this week’s showdown against the Los Angeles Rams, Haskins was told to stay home.

Clearly the relationship between Haskins and Rivera cannot be mended at this stage.

Rivera did not express a ton of confidence in Haskins even before the season began, what with all the Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa chatter, and that probably should have been the first clear sign that this regime didn’t feel like Haskins would be their quarterback of the future. The events of the past week simply confirmed it.

Haskins is getting traded, and it will likely happen in a matter of weeks.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.

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