Washington Football Quarterback Dwayne Haskins struggled against the Browns tying his career high 3 interceptions. Haskins has shown some flashes but for the most part he has been inaccurate passing the football. A rookie or second year quarterback struggling is normal but there have been many throws where Dwayne should’ve had better touch and footwork. Head coach Ron Rivera did say during his Monday press conference that there will be a “cutoff point” with Dwayne Haskins if he doesn’t improve. He also said that the team “deserved better” from their quarterback.
The NFC East had been bad so far this year. Washington is still at the top of the division with a 1 – 2 record. The defense has played well enough to keep the team in games and was a huge part in the Philadelphia win. If the team is competitive in games but loses because of the quarterback turning the ball over Ron may have to look at putting backup quarterback Kyle Allen in. Kyle Allen is familiar with the offensive system since he played with Ron Rivera last year.
There are pros and cons of playing Dwayne Haskins the whole season. The Washington football team needs to know what they have in the former first round quarterback and the only way they will find out is by playing him all season. The only way Dwayne will get better is by playing and he needs a full season especially with not having a preseason or OTAs and minicamp. Head Coach Ron Rivera has a tough decision over the next few weeks based on Haskins performance. Ron Rivera won the NFC South division with a 7 – 8 – 1 record and it looks like the NFC East will be won by a similar record. Let’s say Washington is still alive in the playoff race by week 8 and Haskins has not improved then Rivera may strongly consider pulling the plug.
For the long term future it is better to see what Haskins can do for a full season and see if he can be the franchise quarterback and if not there are some really good prospects to choose from in the 2021 draft.