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By Tom Campisi
Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he was engaged in prayer and spritual warfare in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Haskins began the season as the team’s number one quarterback, but was demoted to third string by coach Ron Rievra after a 1-3 start. The native of Highland Park, NJ, regained his position – at least for one game – after Alex Smith went down with a calf injury last week.
The Washington Team (6-7) is currently in first place in the NFC East, one game ahead of the New York Giants.
Despite the up and down season, Haskins remains confident.
“You’ve got to believe in yourself before anyone else can believe in you,” Haskins told ESPN. “So I’ve been praying. I called my pastor, called my dad, playing a little bit of spiritual warfare, so I’m excited.”
Haskins was drafted in the first round by Washington in 2019 and started the last seven games of that season. This year, he was the subject of trade rumors after getting off to a slow start.
“I would say I’m pretty resilient,” Haskins said via ESPN. “Life gets at you fast, and the biggest thing you can do is stand in the fire and walk through the flame and that’s what I did.”