On Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, The Washington Football Team had to make an adjustment at the quarterback position.
Starting quarterback Alex Smith injured his right leg during the first half of the game, which is the same right leg that he severely injured a few years ago that almost ended his career.
After the game, Washington head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that Smith had suffered a calf strain and was not able to loosen it up to get back into the game.
Rivera did say that Smith could have returned if Dwayne Haskins sustained an injury during the game.
After a few days have passed, Washington Football made it official with their decision at the quarterback position for Sunday against the Seahawks.
Per NFL Insider Ian Rapport, Smith has officially been ruled with a calf injury. Dwayne Haskins, the former starter, is back as the starter for the game against the Seahawks on Sunday.
When Haskins stepped in for Smith on Sunday, he didn’t really impress all that much. He completed just 7 of 12 passes for 51 yards and threw an interception.
Washington was still able to hold onto a 23-15 victory against the 49ers, but that was mainly due to the defense stepping up.
The Seahawks defense has been playing much better over the past few weeks, so Washington must be at its best this coming Sunday if they hope to secure a victory.
Washington is currently in first place in the NFC East, and now with Haskins at the helm this Sunday, the team will more or less have to rely on the defense to pull off some magic.
The Seahawks head on the road to take on the Washington Football Team in Week 15. Kick-off is set for 10:00 a.m. PT.