Dwayne Haskins’ benching is unusual for a first-round quarterback Washington’s young QB hasn’t been given as much time to succeed as others

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In what was likely his final start for the Washington Football Team, quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed the most passes (32), threw for the most yards (314) and had the second-highest completion percentage (71.1%) of his short career in a Week 4 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

A few days later, the team announced that Haskins, the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft, had been demoted to third string behind Kyle Allen and Alex Smith following a 1-3 start to the season. In four starts this season, Haskins completed 61% of his passes (89 of 146) for 939 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Taking those four starts and adding them to the seven games he started last season beginning in Week 9, Haskins completed 59.9% of his passes for 2,164 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. In those 11 starts, Haskins posted a 83.2 passer rating and averaged 6.6 yards per pass attempt.

Not the best numbers for the supposed future quarterback of a franchise, but far from the worst.

Add in the fact that Haskins is a Black quarterback and that makes it even more concerning that he possibly wasn’t given the same length of leash as other white quarterbacks who…


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