WFT's Haskins muffs opportunity: 'It is what it is'

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LANDOVER, Md. — Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. opened the day as the starter with a chance to redeem himself. He exited with plenty of questions surrounding his future, calling the past week the toughest of his life.

Washington benched Haskins in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He completed 14 of 28 passes for 154 yards and two interceptions.

“Definitely the hardest week of my life. I just want to bounce back and move forward and pray and get my life together,” Haskins said. “I can’t really put into words how I’m feeling right now.”

Coach Ron Rivera isn’t sure yet who will start next Sunday’s season finale for Washington (6-9) at Philadelphia. If Alex Smith‘s strained right calf is healthy, then he will start. But if Smith can’t play, Rivera was noncommittal over who would start.

“You sign up for this job, so it is what it is,” said Haskins, who spoke to reporters from his home after Sunday’s loss. “Sometimes being human isn’t enough. You’ve got to own up to your responsibilities and mistakes and put your best foot forward and pray for an opportunity. …

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