Dwayne Haskins will be out again today with an illness

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Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins either has an illness or an “illness.” Either way, it hasn’t resolved itself.

Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Haskins won’t practice on Thursday with the same illness that kept him from standing on the sidelines in street clothes for what would have been the first game of his demotion from No. 1 to No. 3. Haskins also didn’t practice on Wednesday.

Haskins may indeed have a non-COVID illness that legitimately keeps him from showing up for work. The circumstances remain suspect to say the least, but also understandable.

Haskins went from being the quarterback of the present/future to not on the game-day roster, in the blink of an eye. He’s surely feeling betrayed and disrespected and generally not wanted.

Regardless of what his absence does to his short- and long-term prospects in Washington, it’s currently believed the team will try to trade Haskins, presumably after the season. Maybe Haskins wants something to happen sooner than that, and maybe he’s staying away in an effort to get them to at least try.

10 responses to “Dwayne Haskins will be out again today with an illness

  1. This illness seems well timed to say the least. That said, if he truly is sick, it best to keep him away from Coach Rivera.

  2. how is this “understandable” if its an “illness”? this shows zero perseverance, and no ability understand his role on a football team. far better qbs than him have endured a benching and not acted like a child

  3. This is why you can’t draft a local kid whose had the hype instilled into his brain that he’s the next tom brady since peewee football. He needs to go somewhere else and be humbled. It was always dumb for WTF to draft this guy. Bruce Allen set this team back a couple years

  4. edukator44 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 10:03 am
    how is this “understandable” if its an “illness”? this shows zero perseverance, and no ability understand his role on a football team. far better qbs than him have endured a benching and not acted like a child

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    This is what Malcolm Butler did. Once learning he wouldn’t be in the gameplan for the super bowl, he pouted, faked the flu and then showed up late to the practice on gameplan installation day that Wed.

    It’s a Millennial kinda thing to do. lmao

  5. I feel like Haskins should get the benefit of the doubt. It sucks to be sick — and to have articles written that suggest otherwise is tough. There’s no way that he would fake an illness. If he did, that would mean he felt entitled and was pouting about his demotion with the team. While other positional players seem to have used such strategies to change their situation, is there an example of a quarterback who has done such a thing? Let’s wish Haskins good health so that he can learn and work his way towards excellence.

  6. stopthemadness says:
    October 15, 2020 at 11:19 am
    This is understandable?

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    There’s a certain TYPE of “QB” around here that can do no wrong and can never be criticized….

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