Shannon Sharpe Sounds Off on Dwayne Haskins Release, Explains ‘Production and Tolerance’

by Thad Mitchell

Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe has plenty to say on the Washington Football Teams’ decision to cut ties with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Many NFL analysts, including Sharpe, say Haskins is “100 percent responsible” for his actions.

The former Ohio State signal-caller was the Football Team’s first-round draft selection in 2019. Haskins has struggled mightily through his brief tenure and clearly wasn’t on the same page as the team’s coaching staff. He managed very little production during his time in Washington, playing in only 15 games. He threw 12 touchdown passes to 14 interceptions and compiled a total QBR rating of 29.4. That rating is far below the league average of 63.5.

Haskins started the first four games of Washington’s season but was benched due to poor play. His behavior off the field also contributed to his release. A week ago, he was photographed at a large gathering without wearing a COVID-19 protective face mask. He was reportedly living it up at his girlfriend’s birthday party only hours after his team lost to the Seattle Seahawks.

Shannon Sharpe Weighs in on Dwayne Haskins Situation

The move to cut Haskins has drawn both praise and criticism of the Washington Football Team. Shannon Sharpe says he hopes Haskins is able to learn from his mistake.

Sharpe makes the argument that NFL teams are willing to be more patient with productive players. He points out that Haskins’ poor play on the field means less patience off the field.

“As long as production is high, tolerance will be high,” he says to co-host Skip Bayless. “They will tolerate you until they can replace you. Haskins did not build up the field cachet to get caught in a misgiving like that.”

Sharpe says Haskins is 100 percent responsible for the team’s decision to move on without him.

“Hopefully he gets another opportunity and he learns from this mistake,” Sharpe says. “If you’re production doesn’t match the tolerance level they are going to get you out of there. It’s as simple as that.”

H/T: Pro Football Talk