Washington's Haskins shows signs of growth as a leader

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 18:16:09-04

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins wanted to be voted a team captain in his second NFL season.

After earning that distinction from teammates, Haskins is showing signs of growth as a leader at the age of 23.

When coach Ron Rivera stepped away at halftime in Week 1 with his team down 17-7 to Philadelphia, Haskins gave the halftime speech to motivate players and then led a comeback victory.

The 2019 first-round pick still has some work to do on the field, but off it he's well on his way.