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NFL: 4 quarterbacks who should be benched before next week

Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team

Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

These 4 quarterbacks need to hold a clipboard in next week’s NFL action.

Who doesn’t love benching starting quarterbacks before NFL Week 2 even begins?

Even though there was no preseason this year, we saw some atrocious quarterback play that was unbecoming of a starter for a handful of teams. Though a few teams didn’t play well, it wasn’t because of bad quarterback play.

We don’t really need to beat a dead horse here, but if your quarterback isn’t very good, this shouldn’t come as very much of a surprise to you. It’s bench time.


Dwayne Haskins

QB Washington Football Team

It was one of the most stunning victories of Week 1, but the Washington Football Team is now undefeated under its current name. The defense brought the hammer and made Carson Wentz look about as bad as he ever has in the NFL. But let’s be real. Even though Dwayne Haskins got the W, Washington won’t be getting very many more this year if he keeps starting for them.

The second-year pro out of Ohio State completed 17-of-31 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. Though he didn’t turn the ball over, you’re not going to beat most quality teams in this league averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. While he didn’t get sacked eight times like Wentz did, the Eagles’ pass rush did bring Haskins down three times on the afternoon.

With Ron Rivera‘s trusted Kyle Allen waiting in the wing, as well as a multi-time Pro Bowler Alex Smith working his way back from arguably the most devastating leg injury since Joe Theismann’s, the new Washington head coach has options at quarterback. Keep in mind he wasn’t the one who drafted Haskins No. 15 overall out of Ohio State in the 2019 NFL Draft, so he’s on a tight leash.

Though Washington may be able to win their next two games over the Arizona Cardinals and the Cleveland Browns, you don’t want the reason you lose to two beatable teams to be because of the quarterback. While Washington can win with defense and a strong running game, we have to wonder what Haskins’ ceiling is as an NFL starter. It’s looking increasingly finite with each snap.

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