Report: Haskins goes unclaimed on waivers, now a free agent originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
One day after his release from Washington, quarterback Dwayne Haskins became available to any NFL team that wanted him via waivers.
Not a single team put a waiver claim in on the second-year passer, according to a report from NFL Network.
It’s a stunning fall from grace for the 15th overall pick in 2019, and a player just three seasons removed from throwing for 50 touchdowns at Ohio State. Late season waiver claims are not ideal in the NFL, as most teams are preparing for the playoffs or for an overhaul, but still, a first-round QB with at least two years of team contract control should have some appeal.
With no takers on waivers, Haskins now becomes a free agent.
It’s unclear what his free agent market will look like, and how much Washington might need to offset any drop in guaranteed salary.
Washington clearly made a major mistake drafting Haskins in the first round in 2019. That became obvious when Ron Rivera cut him after a series of embarrassing pictures on social media and a terrible on-field performance in Week 16.
The NFL clearly agrees with Rivera’s decision.