Dwayne Haskins Impresses At Minicamp

Aside from Dwayne Haskins stats, what do we know about him? Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was drafted to be the franchise quarterback. This, after Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury. Smith’s injury is expected to sideline him indefinitely.

The team traded for former Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum, who was expected to be the team’s starter for at least this season. This does not appear to be the case.

After the first few days of the team’s rookie minicamp, Haskins might not have to wait too long to become the team’s starter. The rookie turned head with his impressive performance and gave head coach Jay Gruden a lot to think about.

“It’s been a treat,” Gruden said. “He’s made some throws that turn your head without a doubt.”

Doug Williams, who led the team to a Super Bowl win in 1987, and is now the Redskins’ senior vice president of player personnel, was also pleased with what he saw from the rookie. Williams said, “It don’t take long for the ball to get from Point A to Point B.”

Dwayne Haskins Stats

Dwayne Haskins Stats

Despite the praise from his coaches, Haskins felt he made some bad throws and thinks there is still room for improvement.

“It’s challenging; you want it to be challenging,” Haskins said. “The biggest thing is trying to apply the meetings to the field. [There have been] 50 plays put in so far; a lot of stuff going into it. It’s fun to throw the ball around again. You’re going to make mistakes. The biggest thing is I rebounded from them and look forward to getting better.”

Thanks to his impressive performance, Haskins will get a chance to compete for the starting job during training camp.

“The most important thing in the next couple weeks is, let’s see how far we can push this guy,” Gruden said. “Let’s see if there is a chance he can win the job. If we feel like he’s coming along slower, then we have to maybe push Case or push Colt. But if we feel like [Haskins] is coming along and he’s firing and he’s comfortable, then we’ll play it out and see what happens.”

May 21, 2019 by : Posted in stats No Comments

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