Dwayne Haskins' benching a signal his NFL future isn't in Washington

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ASHBURN, Va. — Coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team wanted to see if Dwayne Haskins could be their quarterback of the future. After he was benched on Wednesday, it’s clear that future probably doesn’t include Haskins.

And the first-round pick’s future in the league will be determined by his response to the move.

This is yet another test for Haskins instituted by Rivera. By dropping him to the No. 3 role, they have told Haskins, who is 3-8 in 11 career starts, that what he has done on the field hasn’t been good enough. Haskins has hit bottom; does he climb his way back? It’s the first time he has been benched (college or pros); it can make or break him.

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It doesn’t matter if anyone else thinks it’s the right move or Haskins deserves more than four games this season. Yes, it’s a quick hook. Haskins can rail about what some will see as an unjust benching, but now

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