Expectations are high for former top-15 pick Dwayne Haskins heading into his second season. By not drafting a quarterback early in the 2020 draft, the Washington Redskins have essentially declared Haskins to be their quarterback for at least the immediate future.
While only time will tell if the former Ohio State star will live up to the hype, one thing is for certain: Haskins will look the part.
Via Haskins' personal photographer, several photos were posted on social media of the Redskins signal-caller looking extremely fit. According to Bleacher Report, Haskins has dropped 11 pounds and seven percent body fat this offseason.
For reference, Haskins was listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds on the Redskins' roster last campaign. He was also said to have about 17 percent body fat at the start of 2019 — a number that he reportedly got down to 13 percent by the end of the season.
.@dh_simba7 has dropped 11 pounds and seven percent body fat this offseason.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) June 14, 2020
Last season, Dwayne Haskins appeared in nine games, making seven starts. The 23-year-old completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Redskins. He also recorded 20 carries for 101 yards on the year.
Washington has brought in extra pressure for Haskins to perform in 2020 when they acquired Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen. Allen, who was coached by new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina, started 12 games for the Panthers in the past season.
While Haskins did show promise at times in 2019 and did lead the team to two of their three wins, there's no doubt he needs to improve in year number two. If he fails to do so, it'll likely be the end of the Haskins era in Washington.