Washington Football Team in first-round QB market after benching Dwayne Haskins

Washington Football Team in first-round QB market after benching Dwayne Haskins

Washington Football Team in first-round QB market after benching Dwayne Haskins

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The Washington Football Team pulled the plug on the Dwayne Haskins era on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Coach Ron Rivera will turn to Kyle Allen, a player whom he has a lot of familiarity with during his tenure with the Carolina Panthers. Allen started 12 games for the Panthers and Rivera last season.

Haskins’ time as a starter didn’t last long. After being selected 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins started 11 games winning just three of them.

For his career, Haskins has a 59.6% completion percentage to go along with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He failed to inspire any confidence over the first four games of 2020, and with a new coaching staff and front office in place, Washington has made it clear Haskins isn’t their guy.

Washington (1-3) is now firmly in the first-round quarterback market in the 2021 NFL Draft. They probably won’t be bad enough to challenge for the first overall pick, but with a likely selection in the top 10, Rivera could end up with Justin Fields or Trey Lance as his QB-next.

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