Rivera: I haven't given up on benched Haskins

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ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera said Dwayne Haskins remains in his plans, despite being benched earlier this week.

“By no means have I given up on him,” Rivera said.

Washington benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen for Sunday’s game vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Haskins will be the No. 3 quarterback, behind Alex Smith. The move represents a major pivot as Rivera previously said he’d stick with Haskins through the growth process.

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But he also made it clear last week that he wanted to see more progress. The lack of progress in many areas of Haskins’ game, coupled with playing in a division that might be won with a sub-.500 record, prompted Rivera to turn to Allen.

Washington drafted Haskins with the 15th overall pick in 2019 with the idea it would sit him all season, according to multiple sources. But because of injuries and a bad record, Haskins ended up starting seven games. Haskins took every first-team rep during training camp and officially was named the starter in late August.

Through four games, Haskins had the NFL’s lowest total QBR (30.9), which measures a quarterback’s impact on

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