Washington had to start Haskins in Week 16 despite Haskins violating COVID rules by not wearing a mask at a nightclub. To top that off, Haskins was awful in a game that could have sealed the division for Washington. He was eventually replaced by Heinicke. Smith is expected to be back in Week 17 when the team faces the Eagles. The team just needs a win to win the division.
The tweet added when they checked in on him Saturday, he just wasn't quite there. Haskins started instead, was terrible and eventually got pulled for Heinicke. Expect Smith to be ready to go for a prime time game vs. the Eagles in Week 17. A Washington win means they make the playoffs as the NFC East Champion.
Haskins had a miserable first half with a pair of interceptions and his second half didn’t go much better. He finished 14/28 for 154 yards, two interceptions and was sacked twice and lost a fumble. Washington is limping to the finish line and are now looking at a must-win game against Philadelphia in Week 17. Such a perfect way to end the NFC East season.
Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins is getting first-team reps at practice Wednesday.
The report notes Alex Smith is present at practice, but is only watching Haskins. Haskins did nothing in the first half against Seattle last week before having some positive moments later in the game. He also violated COVID-19 protocols by going to a strip club after the loss, a mistake he could still face discipline for. Haskins will not be a fantasy option even if he starts against Carolina in Week 16.