Washington Football Team: Evaluating Dwayne Haskins’ play in Week 1

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LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team takes a knee before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on September 13, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Dwayne Haskins’ performance for the Washington Football Team on Sunday was a mixed bag. Lets dive into the good and bad of Dwayne Haskins against the Eagles.

Dwayne Haskins kicked off his first full season as the starting quarterback for the Washington Football Team last week. Like the entire team, besides the defensive line, he had a really rough start. As the game progressed, he improved, yet he never was the Haskins the team saw late last year.

The start for the Washington Football Team wasn’t great for any side of the ball. In fact, even the almost always reliable Dustin Hopkins pushed a field goal wide left. Besides the defensive line and Tress Way, up until the 1:44 mark of the second quarter, Washington was playing putrid football.

Haskins fell victim to this as well. With a non-existent running game and the secondary of Philadelphia bottling up Washington’s receivers, Haskins struggled in the first half. At one point he was a meager 3 for 13. He was really bad in the first half.

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However, at the halfway point Haskins’ play improved. He had a much-improved second half. He was much more accurate and came up big in clutch moments.

To sum it up, Haskins was very similar to Alex Smith in 2018.  He wasn’t great, but he wasn’t horrible either. There was some good and some bad to his performance. For this team to get to the point they want to get to, however, Haskins has to be better.

With that said, lets breakdown the good and bad of the Week 1 performance from Dwayne Haskins.

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