Dwayne Haskins ended up being drafted with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. It was a move that surprised quite a few fans and media members, as he was not expected to slip that far. New York surprised the league by taking Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick and the Redskins could not be more excited to have Haskins as their long-term franchise quarterback.
Last season at Ohio State, Haskins put on a show. He completed 70 percent of his pass attempts for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions. Those numbers made many believe that he would be the second quarterback taken behind Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
After sliding in the draft, Haskins is more motivated than ever to prove everyone wrong, especially the Giants. That bodes well for the Redskins, who are bitter rivals with the Giants.
Washington needed to find a long-term quarterback with Alex Smith’s status unknown and neither Case Keenum or Colt McCoy being ideal starters. Haskins could take over as the starter as early as this season.
Only time will tell what Haskins is capable of in Washington, but this season is going to be full of a lot of excitement for the franchise.
Let’s dive in and take a look at three early bold predictions for Haskins’ rookie season in Washington.
3. He Will Begin the Season as the Starting Quarterback
As much as the Redskins have tried to remain confident with either Keenum or McCoy as their starter, there is no question that Haskins is the better player. He will prove that by winning the starting job in training camp and preseason and will take the field in Week 1 as the starter.
Washington will get an early look at what their new quarterback is capable of. He will have a chance to show what other teams passed on and will take full advantage.
2. Haskins Will Throw for 3,500 Yards, 25 Touchdowns
From a statistical standpoint, Haskins is going to have a big year as a rookie. Washington has quite a few weapons and some good running backs to take pressure off of the rookie quarterback. He will have a big year and will show the Redskins that they have their quarterback of the present and future.
Throwing for 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns is bold for any first-year quarterback. Haskins could very well eclipse those numbers. He has the potential to be a superstar at the NFL level and will get his career off to a great start.
1. Washington Will See Their QB Lead Them to the Playoffs
Finally, the Redskins will see their new quarterback be the most dynamic offensive rookie in 2019. His big numbers and performances will lead them to the playoffs. They may even contend to win the division with the Dallas Cowboys, who are not going to be an easy team to beat.
If Haskins can lead the Redskins to the playoffs as a rookie, all of his doubters will have to admit that they were wrong. He has a huge arm and great leadership skills, which will get the job done. Washington will finally have a great outlook for the future with a young stud leading their offense.