If Cowboys great Michael Irvin were in charge of the Washington Football Team, he’d make sure Dwayne Haskins gets on the field again in 2020. If for no other reason than to verify the earlier assessment of the second-year quarterback.
Ron Rivera benched Haskins and demoted him to third string after Washington’s Week 4 loss to Baltimore. After losing starter Kyle Allen to injury on Sunday, many thought Rivera might take this new opportunity to give Haskins another test ride, but the head coach says veteran Alex Smith will start against Detroit in Week 10.
“This is a tough situation right here,” Irvin told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, when asked how he would handle the QB situation in Washington. “And I understand they made the decision and some things happened, because when they made the decision, the next thing you know, they were sending Dwayne Haskins, the kid, home. And I got upset, because as soon as they made the decision, then one of our reporters comes out says, ‘Well, the coaches said they want him to show more leadership by coming early and leaving late.'”
“I was like stop, stop it guys,” he continued. “You already benched him, let’s not ruin him. You know what I mean? Let’s not destroy him. And that’s what you have to be careful with when you’re dealing with young quarterbacks. It’s not how they are physically gifted shoulders down,…