Joe Theismann supported Dwayne Haskins donning No. 7, however the historical Washington Redskins quarterback doesn’t have to heed his historical number hit the discipline early in the season.
Theismann steered 106.7 The Fan over the weekend that starting the rookie QB out of the gate might maybe doubtless be a recipe for “catastrophe” on story of of the Redskins opening slate. Washington opens on the avenue in opposition to Philadelphia, versus the Cowboys, then Bears, on the Current York Giants, and home versus Current England in the dear five weeks.
“To construct him accessible early in opposition to those teams, it is steady a system for catastrophe for the team, for Jay [Gruden], for the fans and every person else,” Theismann mentioned. “…I mediate the younger man is our future, and let’s give protection to the future, as a alternative of throwing it accessible criminal now and asserting, ‘Sufficient, high-tail get ’em.’ The time desk we’re taking half in is no longer a ‘high-tail get ’em’ time desk.”
The Redskins’ quarterback battle shall be one in all the more consuming opponents when practicing camp kicks in Richmond, Va., on July 24. Haskins, the No. 15 total option in the 2019 draft, will strive to reveal he’s great of the starting gig out of camp over traditional Case Keenum, and doubtless Colt McCoy (if he’s wholesome).
Gruden has gone on the file asserting Haskins has a shot to open Week 1 given his strong arm, accuracy, and immense-play functionality. How the rookie handles the elevated tension of practicing camp and the preseason will resolve whether Haskins will open from the leap, or maybe extra down the road.
In Theismann’s glimpse, the Patrick Mahomes’ route might maybe doubtless be ideal for Haskins, and the rookie wouldn’t play the least bit.
“To me, the ideal grief for Dwayne might maybe doubtless be this — is to take a seat down this yr, Case performs, Colt comes encourage, is wholesome sufficient to be capable of be in opponents and/or a segment of the ball club … and give Dwayne of project to process every thing,” Theismann mentioned, via the Washington Cases.
Even supposing Gruden decides to give Keenum or McCoy a shot to originate the season, it might maybe well most likely doubtless be a stunner if Haskins sits your whole yr. The Redskins targeted the immense-armed, pocket QB in the draft and regarded as purchasing and selling up to snag him earlier. To hear Gruden gush, Haskins’ potential space fits perfectly into his map if the psychological segment of the sport progresses as it did at some level of the spring. No longer incessantly halt extremely drafted QBs take a seat lengthy, if the least bit, lately.
If Haskins proves he’s the ideal QB at some level of Redskins’ camp he ought to open.
Alex Smith permitting Mahomes to take a seat down a yr used to be the exception to the rule of thumb. Keenum or McCoy would have to dominate overwhelmingly at some level of practicing camp after which net in opposition to that laborious slate early in the season to connect Haskins on the sideline.