Dwayne Haskins is having a truly terrible week.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the 2019 first-round pick is dealing with a stomach virus and “has been throwing up the past couple days.”
“He planned to be on the sideline today, but the team sent him home,” Pelissero wrote, via NFL Network’s Kim Jones.
The news of his illness comes days after Haskins was benched and his dog passed away over the course of two days.
“R.I.P. to my puppy Nipsi, she passed away last night due to a seizure,” he wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
The 23-year-old was benched on Wednesday in favor of Kyle Allen on the heels of Washington’s 31-17 loss to the Ravens. Allen, 24, is a former undrafted free agent who threw for 3,322 yards, 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions through 13 games last season as a member of the Panthers. He briefly overlapped with Washington head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina before Rivera’s in-season ousting and was acquired during NFL free agency in March in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick.
To add insult to injury, the Washington Football Team relegated Haskins all the way to third-string behind Alex Smith on the Washington QB depth chart amid chatter that there was ongoing friction between him and coach Rivera.
Haskins’ benching marks a noteworthy fall from grace for the 2019 Rose Bowl MVP who was selected 15th overall just one year ago. He completed 61 percent of passes for 939 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions through four games this year.
The 1-3 Washington Football Team is set to take on the 3-1 Los Angeles Rams at home at 1 p.m. EST.
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