The Washington Redskins wanted to use when rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was prepared for a true quarterback conflict to see.
Following the end of offseason workouts, the answer is a Y-E-S.
„Oh, for sure,“ Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of giving Haskins a shot to win the starting gig Week 1, through ESPN. „I’d be silly not to. He is put out there to state that he deserves a shot, without a doubt.
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„I don’t know what he can do in the NFL in this system because it’s new to him, but his skill warrants the simple fact that, hey, let’s have a glance at this big son of a b–.“
The Reskins will open training camp in late July using a full-blown QB battle between Haskins, Case Keenum – obtained in a trade with the Denver Broncos – and possibly Colt McCoy, who is recovering from a broken leg but has the most experience (going on six years) at Gruden’s system.
For Haskins, winning the job out of training camp is the target, but more importantly, his number is called the newcomer wants to be ready.
„I’m not worrying about beginning Week 1. I just need to be ready to play with Week 1 – if that is this season or next year,“ Haskins said. „Whenever the time comes for me to perform . I would like to be certain that if I do play, I do not wish to appear back.“
The Redskins made Haskins that the No. 15 overall pick envisioning a sturdy pocket QB who can excel in Gruden’s system by getting the ball out on time and also being a point guard distributor capable of volatile plays. Perform under pressure and questions about his elusiveness might lead to struggles for the newcomer, but his big-play abilities from the pocket could outshine these drawbacks.
„You see the’wow’ plays and you are like,’Jesus,'“ Gruden said. „When he’s on, there is nobody you would rather have than Dwayne. Really. It’s pretty. He stands tall; he will quicken his release up, and he has a cannon. He has great touch. Strong arm; , strong body that is powerful. But sometimes when he is off, he off. It’s kind of weird.“
Installing him as the Week 1 newcomer is likely In case Haskins proves during training camp and the preseason he’s on his way to mastering the part of the sport. No matter it would be magnificent if the pick did not get his first beginning.