Dwayne Haskins got his first win as an NFL starter on Sunday. Naturally, the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback was excited. So excited, in fact, that he missed the game's best formation: the victory, kneel-down one. Instead, Case Keenum filled in.
Where was Haskins?
While Keenum took the duties of accepting a negative rush, Haskins was on the sidelines taking selfies with Redskins faithful, which the television broadcast showed.
DID HASKINS MISS THE KNEEL DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS TAKING SELFIES WITH FANS? pic.twitter.com/SujE6o2wpK
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Washington kicked a field goal with 16 seconds left to go up 19-16. Ultimately, after a Febian Moreau interception on Jeff Driskel, they bested the Detroit Lions.
Interim head coach Bill Callahan said he couldn't find Haskins after the interception, so they put in Keenum.
“We were looking for (Haskins). We were looking for him, too,” Callahan told reporters, via Tom Schad of USA Today. “I think he thought the game was over. I think he thought it was over. So yeah, I'll have to find out a little bit more.”
Meanwhile, Haskins was just excited. He got his first NFL win as a starter over with. Who wouldn't be excited?
“I was so hype, I think I broke a water bottle,” Haskins said. “I look up and we're in victory (formation). I thought the game was over with already. But I'll get it next time.”
Haskins and Co. got the upset victory. Washington is now a slightly less dismal 2-9. In the process of the win, the Ohio State product went 13 of 29 for 156 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, good for a 47.5 passer rating.