Redskins Make Surprising Dwayne Haskins Decision
The Redskins made a surprising Dwayne Haskins decision recently.
Despite some chatter that not everyone in the organization believed he was a franchise cornerstone, it appears he will be the starting quarterback next season.
Backup quarterback Case Keenum started the season Washington’s starter.
As a result of injuries and poor play, he was ultimately replaced by Haskins by season’s end.
During a recent interview with NBC Washington, Keenum was asked if he believed he would return to the Redskins in 2020.
“I have no idea. I would say probably not,” Keenum said
In Keenum’s mind, the Redskins are Haskins’ team now.
“I think Dwayne did an incredible job towards the end of the season, adapting and getting a lot better,” he said.
“I think it’s his team moving forward.”
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Haskins got his opportunity to start fairly early in the year, but he looked shaky at best.
Then, suddenly, in the final two weeks of the season, he began looking like the quarterback Washington hoped he was when they drafted him in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Over the last two weeks of lats season, Haskins recorded 394 yards and four scores on 31-of-43 passing. He threw no interceptions in that span.
New Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has expressed excitement about working with Haskins this year.
If the former Ohio State star spends this offseason preparing to take the next step, there is no reason why Haskins can’t be one of the NFL’s biggest young stars.