Kurt Warner reveals what he sees in Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins
Haskins went 2-5 as a starter in Washington. He threw for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions on a 58.6% completion rate. His box score statistics don’t scream franchise quarterback, but, for those that know the game, Haskins wasn’t as bad as his stats say.
Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner thought Haskins showed constant improvement as a rookie.
“What I saw with Dwayne this year, he did improve game by game,” Warner said, according to NBC Sports’ Ethan Cadeaux. “As he got more comfortable with the NFL, as he got more comfortable with the system, he played better and better and made them more competitive each and every time out.”
Haskins, the No. 15 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, will enter 2020 as the Redskins’ starter. Warner believes that he has the skillset to stay there.
“The skillset, without question, is there,” Warner said. “We saw that in college, we saw that in moments last year.”
Haskins isn’t a finished product, but neither are the Redskins. Their offensive line surrounding him gave the rookie no favors in 2019. A lack of skill position players — outside of a handful of promising youngsters — did not allow Haskins to depend on those around him as many rookie quarterbacks do.
If Washington can fix the team around Haskins, they may be looking at their franchise quarterback, as Warner eludes to.