By Ben Sullivan
Redskins rook QB Dwayne Haskins has been mostly kept on the bench while Case Keenum and Colt McCoy have gotten most of the reps.
But Haskins got a majority of the snaps in practice yesterday and seemed to impress the coaches with his progress.
Keenum, who is Washington’s starter, was held out for rest. That allowed Haskins to take the starting reps in practice, which is important for a young player.
According to NBC Sports Washington:
“I thought he did a really good job today, so his growth is starting to show in practice and also in his preparation,” said interim coach Bill Callahan, who took over for the fired Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. “He’s in earlier, he’s out later, so it’s all coming to fruition. It’s going to take a little time, but it’s good to see him take a major step today in practice.”
Callahan said after he was named interim coach that Haskins would start “at some point in time,” which isn’t a big surprise. First-round picks at quarterback don’t sit for full seasons anymore.
Haskins has appeared in just one game so far, coming off the bench in a 24-3 loss to the New York Giants. Perhaps politics played into Haskins not playing more; Gruden was said to be against the Haskins pick when it was made. Haskins also didn’t have a lot of college experience at Ohio State, and it would be understandable if he’s not quite ready for the NFL.