The Dwayne Haskins period in Washington is over, however Ron Rivera nonetheless regrets.
Final summer season, Rivera determined to work completely with the starters at coaching camp for Haskins, virtually handing him over the QB begin job months earlier than the season began. It is a determination that Rivera mentioned he would not repeat.
“I ought to have made as huge a contest as potential, and that is as much as me,” Rivera advised reporters on Thursday. “I wished to attempt to discover a man. I assumed [Haskins] was able to take a step and use each alternative. ”
Regardless of a robust efficiency in coaching camp, Haskins’ stint as beginning quarterback didn’t final lengthy. The 23-year-old discovered himself on the bench after 4 video games.
Dwayne Haskins’ short-lived tenure in Washington was fraught with flaws.Getty Photographs
In October, Washington fined Haskins for violating COVID-19 protocols. Later within the season, Haskins acquired one other tremendous and misplaced his captaincy for breaking protocols a second time after a strip membership video of him surfaced.
Haskins, Washington’s first-round decide within the 2019 NFL Draft, signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after its launch in December. With Washington, he recorded 12 landing passes, 14 interceptions and 5 misplaced fumbles in 16 lackluster video games.
Early in his sophomore season as Chef Washington, Rivera plans to carry an open competitors earlier than appointing a quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen and Steven Montez all compete for the place.