Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins says he’s ‘going to start one way or another’
When the Washington Redskins selected Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick of the NFL Draft in April, the general consensus was that Haskins would start at some point in 2019.
Haskins believes the same thing.
While Case Keenum may end up winning the starting job and is a perfectly capable signal-caller, Haskins seems himself under center soon:
“I’m going to start one way or another, whether that’s sooner than later,” Haskins said, according to Mike Jones of USA TODAY. “I know when I play, I don’t want to start, sit down and then watch again. When I play, I want to be ready to play, and I want to be dominant and want to play for a long time.
“I don’t want to get into numbers and how many Super Bowls I want and all that. I’ll just let God take care of it. … The goal for me is to be the best quarterback, best person, best son, best teammate I can be in that moment and the rest will work itself out.”
Haskins is coming off of a spectacular sophomore campaign in which he threw for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 70 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 174.1.
Known for his ridiculous arm strength, there were some who felt going into the draft that Haskins was actually the best quarterback in his class, but he ended up being the third quarterback drafted behind Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones.
The Redskins won seven games this past season.