It wasn’t nice, but Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Football Team scored a critical 23-15 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
After the season he had gone through – he struggled early before he got on the bench and then had to step in and replace an injured Alex Smith on Sunday – Haskins didn’t win enthusiasm after the win.
“I’d just say it’s the highest growth I’ve experienced as a human being lately,” Haskins said.
“It’s probably the biggest trouble I’ve faced since I came into the world … I prayed and prayed again.” I’m glad to be here now and tell you I’m grateful. That’s all I care about now.
Dwayne Haskins: “It’s the biggest clash I’ve ever faced since I came into the world.”
He strangles him when he thanks the people who clung to him and prayed for him. pic.twitter.com/yJQvUPViIP
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Haskins replaced the injured Alex Smith
Smith, who returned earlier in the season after a horrific leg injury in 2018, tensed the same calf in the first half on Sunday. Until they saw him walking, Washington clearly didn’t want to risk a more serious injury and preferred Haskins.
Haskins was by no means on a great outing. He finished 7 of 12 at just 51 yards.
But more importantly, he kept the team up to an eight-point victory – and NFC East in first place.
Haskins was on the bench after Week 4 and had just 939 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions up to that point.
While it’s unclear how coach Ron Rivera will progress with the position until the end of the season – he thinks it depends on how Smith feels this week – he was impressed by what Haskins did on the pitch.
“It’s showing growth,” Riviera said through NBC Sports. – That’s what we had to look for … In the first few series, you saw a lot of quick decisions, good decisions. [He had] some peace there, just committing the crime.
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