By Michael Strong
The WFT isn’t just demoting starting QB Dwayne Haskins.
They’re demoting him.
After a 1-3 start, Haskins has been benched with Kyle Allen promoted to starter for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced.
Haskins will not be active after being demoted to the third string, and Alex Smith will serve as Allen’s backup.
Haskins, the No. 15 overall pick in 2019 out of Ohio State, had a rocky start to his second season with the team and first under new coach Ron Rivera. Washington ranks 28th in total offense and 26th in passing (209.5 yards per game). Haskins has completed 61% of his passes this year with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Haskins has made just 11 starts so far in his career. His agent, David Mulugheta, expressed frustration prior to Washington’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday with how Haskins’ experience had been depicted.
“Amazing this is the narrative coming out of DC,” Mulugheta wrote on Twitter. “A young QB (10 starts total over 2 seasons) who is in a brand new system, with no off-season in said new system, a young OL, limited weapons on offense and only 3 games into the NFL season. Yet “he” is the one that must play well.”