Could rookie Dwayne Haskins be the Redskins’ starting quarterback in Week 1?
According to senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, that could happen.
“He might end up starting, that could happen,” Williams said. “I don’t want to say he’s going to start Game 1 today, but it’s been enjoyable to see what Dwayne Haskins has done.”
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Haskins, 22, has impressed in his short time with the Redskins, according to Williams. The team’s first-round pick will be competing with Colt McCoy and Case Keenum for the starting job.
“It’s been a great offseason,” Williams said. “To be on the sideline during OTAs and minicamp and see the young guy do what he’s done and take command of the opportunities he’s had.”
At Ohio State last season, Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns while completing 70% of his passes — which ranked fourth in the country.
The Redskins’ struggles at quarterback are well-known — in the span of a few weeks least season, the team lost both starter Alex Smith and then McCoy to brutal leg injuries. While McCoy is expected to be 100%, Smith still is rehabbing his leg, which was a similar break to Washington legend Joe Theismann’s.
The Redskins open the season Sept. 8 against the Eagles.