Rex Ryan likely forgot that Dwayne Haskins is no longer with us, because he really should’ve never said what he did about him on Monday.
During an intense discussion about Daniel Jones, the former head coach made it a point to show just how right he’s been on several quarterbacks.
He brought up Josh Allen and how he said “Baker Mayfield was overrated as hell.”
Things turned bad when he brought up Haskins.
“I’m the same guy that said Josh Allen was clearly the best guy in his draft class. And I said, ‘Baker Mayfield is overrated as hell.’ Remember I said that? And I also said Daniel Jones would be the second quarterback drafted when he came out. Ahead of this guy, this ‘Haskins’ that everybody raved about, that I knew would struggled in the National Football League.”
Michael Irvin and Stephen A. Smith made sure to jump with: “God rest his soul,” basically to remind Rex that Haskins was deceased.
“I know it … and I shouldn’t have said it, but..”
The damage was done.
Dwayne Haskins was struck by a dump truck on I-595 in Florida and killed on April 9, 2022. According to the toxicology report, he had alcohol levels of .20 and .24, both of which are above the legal limit in Florida of .08.
The medical examiner ruled Haskins’ cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of his death as an accident.
According to 911 audio released in April, Haskins’ wife, told a 911 dispatcher that the quarterback was walking to get gas on the morning he was struck and killed.