Kyle Allen holds a clear advantage in scheme and playbook familiarity, but Washington coach Ron Rivera believes Haskins isn't too far behind in either respect, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Allen spent the past two seasons in Carolina working with Rivera and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, who now serves as offensive coordinator in Washington. The unusual circumstances of 2020 present Haskins with the added challenge of a shortened offseason and no preseason games, but he said the reads and concepts in Turner's offense are the same as what he learned from Jay Gruden last year, only with simpler terminology now that the team isn't using a West Coast system. Rivera hinted at a potential competition for the starting job back in March, so Washington beat reporters are sure to keep a close eye on the division of reps between Haskins and Allen once the team starts practicing in earnest later this month. Rivera did say he expects Haskins to be the starter, and the 23-year-old's status as a recent first-round pick should tilt any competition in his favor if the team thinks it's a close call.
Haskins (ankle) is down to 218 pounds, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
The young QB weighed 231 at the 2019 combine but reportedly got up to 235-237 before OTAs last year. He's still listed at 230 on the team website, which presumably will be updated once players report for practice. A 5.04-second 40-yard dash suggests Haskins is unlikely to ever become a major rushing threat, but the weight loss could help him add a bit more beyond last season's 20 carries for 101 yards. He mentioned that he's been working out and throwing with Terry McLaurin, who will return as the No. 1 target in an offense that added third-round pick Antonio Gibson and fourth-round pick Antonio Gandy-Golden this offseason. Haskins seems to have recovered from the ankle injury that sidelined him for Week 17.
Coach Ron Rivera believes Haskins (ankle) will be Washington's starting quarterback but also said the 22-year-old will need to compete for the job, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.
The team recently traded a fifth-round draft pick for Kyle Allen, whose quarterbacks coach from Carolina, Scott Turner, now serves as offensive coordinator in Washington. A competition between Haskins and Allen might be seen as a decision between bad and worse, but there's still time to add another body before training camp, and there's even some chance of Alex Smith (leg) attempting a comeback from his devastating injury. It's also possible Haskins makes a second-year leap, considering he played much better toward the end of his rookie season.
Senior vice president of player development Doug Williams reinforced the notion Haskins would enter 2020 as the starter, Adam Maya of NFL.com reports. "The new staff knows that Dwayne Haskins is the starting quarterback here. The only thing that can happen is for Dwayne to give it back to them."
It's an interesting choice of words by Williams considering new head coach Ron Rivera didn't openly commit to Haskins as the starter when asked in early January, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. While there remains the possibility veteran option Alex Smith could return to the field following a nearly two-year absence following a gruesome leg injury, or the likes of another veteran quarterback joining the roster in the offseason, the 2019 first-round pick is likely all but assured the starting job to begin his second season. If anything, Williams' remarks all but rule out what was admittedly a faint possibility Washington could select a quarterback in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Haskins finished his first season on a strong note, but he still posted just 1,365 passing yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing a paltry 59 percent of his passes over the course of nine games.
New coach Ron Rivera wouldn't commit to Haskins as the Redskins' starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2020 campaign, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "He's going to have to step up and become a leader," Rivera said Tuesday. "All the great ones have become leaders and they've become leaders whether they're rookies or they're 10-, 12-year vets."
Haskins took his time easing into the NFL but finished well down the stretch of his rookie season, tossing five touchdowns versus one interception in his last three starts. In nine appearances overall, he completed 59 percent of his passes, averaged 6.7 yards per attempt and had a 7:7 TD:INT. Haskins is one of two Washington signal-callers under contract for 2020 -- the other is Alex Smith, who remains in recovery mode from his devastating 2018 leg injury -- but Rivera didn't hesitate to mention impending free agents Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who both got some time under center this past year. No matter who impresses the most in the offseason program and preseason, Haskins is the best bet in the long term to be the starter due to his status as a 2019 first-round pick.
Haskins (ankle) hopes the Redskins retain offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
O'Connell had an awkward first season in the OC role, guiding a pass-happy offense for Jay Gruden before shifting to a run-heavy approach under interim coach Bill Callahan. Neither plan proved effective, but the offense eventually enjoyed a modest degree of success, averaging 24.4 points and 321.6 yards per game over the final five contests. Haskins' improvements with accuracy and decision-making played a big part in the respectable December showing, though he missed the final game and half with a high-ankle sprain. He should be healthy before the start of the offseason program, coming off a rookie campaign in which he completed 58.6 percent of passes for 6.7 yards per attempt, with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. An upward trend has created more optimism than the numbers alone might seem to justify, though it remains to be seen if that optimism persists once the team announces its new general manager and head coach. O'Connell is the one key figure with a decent shot to stick around.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Monday that Haskins (ankle) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 17 matchup with the Cowboys, Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site reports.
Per Les Carpenter of The Washington Post, Callahan said that Haskins' high-ankle sprain likely will require around two weeks of recovery time, so the 3-12 Redskins won't push the rookie to play through the pain in the season finale. Haskins' overall numbers in his nine appearances weren't eye-popping -- 7:7 TD:INT, 58.6 percent completion rate, 6.7 YPA -- but he at least closed out his inaugural season on a high note with a 5:1 TD:INT, 63.2 percent rate and 7.5 YPA over his final four starts. Case Keenum is presumably in line to receive the Week 17 start for Washington.
The Redskins believe that Haskins sustained a left high-ankle sprain in Sunday's 41-35 overtime loss to the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Before Case Keenum replaced him after he sustained the injury on the Redskins' first third-quarter possession, Haskins completed 12 of 15 attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Washington will await the results of an MRI on Monday as well as additional tests before Haskins' status for the Week 17 game against the Cowboys is determined, but it's quite likely the 22-year-old's rookie season is over. Keenum presumably will draw the start in the regular-season finale and Colt McCoy will slide into the backup role if Haskins ultimately is ruled out later this week.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Haskins (ankle) wasn't physically able to return to Sunday's game against the Giants, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
On the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter, Haskins' left ankle was twisted up during a Markus Golden sack. Haskins exhibited a significant limp while walking to the sidelines and eventually the locker room. Initially, he was termed questionable to return but was downgraded to doubtful at a certain point. Callahan's comments hint at a significant injury, but an MRI and/or X-ray ultimately will reveal the nature and extent of the issue.
Haskins sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's contest against the Giants, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Haskins was sacked by New York's Markus Golden on the first play from scrimmage of the second half, getting his left ankle twisted up in the process, per Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington. While going to the sidelines and eventually the locker room, Haskins walked with a significant limp. If he's unable to return, he'll finish the day with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 12-for-15 passing. Case Keenum will direct the Redskins offense in Haskins' stead.
Haskins completed 19 of 28 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Eagles. He also rushed four times for 26 yards and lost a fumble.
Haskins linked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter before adding a five-yard touchdown to Steven Sims in the second. This game was closer than the final score suggests, as Washington led 27-24 with under five minutes remaining. Haskins got his team across the 50 after Philadelphia took a 31-27 lead, but he fumbled on the final play of the game and it was returned for a touchdown. The rookie quarterback will be looking for redemption against the Giants in Week 16 after throwing three interceptions without a touchdown in his first taste of NFL action at Metlife Stadium back in Week 4.
Haskins (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday.
After limping around at times during the Redskins' Week 14 loss in Green Bay, Haskins was diagnosed with a "very mild" ankle sprain, as interim coach Bill Callahan described it to John Keim of ESPN.com. The injury didn't affect Haskins' practice reps Wednesday as he began preparation for Sunday's game against the Eagles, who have given up the 11th-most passing touchdowns (22) to quarterbacks in 13 contests this season.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Wednesday that Haskins is dealing with a "very mild" ankle sprain, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
During the Redskins' Week 14 loss at Green Bay, Haskins played with the occasional limp from the second quarter onward but still managed to take the field for all 65 offensive snaps. By game's end, he completed 16 of 27 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Haskins may have started Week 15 prep with some practice limitations, but Wednesday's injury report will reveal whether or not the team placed a cap on his reps.
Haskins completed 16 of 27 passes for 170 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Redskins' 20-15 loss to the Packers. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.
Haskins was guilty of just one turnover but still had trouble consistently moving the ball down the field, even as his defense did an admirable job cooling off the Packers after their hot start. Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site reports Haskins dealt with a leg injury during the first half and noticeably limped during most of the second quarter, but there was never a consideration to take him out of the contest. The issue also seemed to improve in the second half, and the rookie's performance certainly has to be considered an improvement over his Week 13 showing against the Panthers in which he failed to throw a touchdown and completed just 52.0 percent of his passes. Haskins will look to continue making incremental growth against the Eagles in a Week 15 divisional battle.
Haskins completed 13 of 25 pass attempts for 147 yards and gained six yards on four carries during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers. He also committed two fumbles, but both were recovered by the offense.
Haskins completed a lackluster 52 percent of his passes while averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. He also took five sacks while completing just two passes longer than 15 yards. Haskins did avoid turning the ball over -- despite a pair of fumbles -- and allowed the rushing attack to propel his team to a victory. He'll look to improve on this performance next Sunday against the Packers.
Haskins (hand) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Haskins played through what interim coach Bill Callahan called a slight wrist injury during Sunday's win over the Lions, but it didn't prevent the rookie from taking every rep in the Redskins' first practice of Week 13. While Haskins looks like he'll be in the clear for this weekend's matchup with the Panthers, it bears noting that playing through an injury to his throwing hand could continue to impact the quarterback's accuracy. He's only completed 54.6 percent of his attempts and has thrown six interceptions in the first five appearances of his career.
Interim coach Bill Callahan said Haskins is tending to a "slight wrist injury" in the aftermath of Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Callahan suggested Haskins' injury was likely just a bruise, so at this stage, the rookie doesn't look to be in any major danger of missing the Week 13 matchup with the Panthers. When he met with the media shortly after leading Washington to his first career win as a starter, Haskins acknowledged that the wrist contributed to his struggles throwing the football in the contest, per Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site. Haskins completed only 13 of 29 attempts for 156 yards, no touchdowns and one interception and ran three times for 28 yards while losing a fumble in the victory.
Haskins completed 13 of 29 passes for 156 yards and an interception during Sunday's 19-16 win over Detroit. He added 28 yards on three carries and lost a fumble during the contest. After the game, Haskins attributed his poor accuracy to a dinged-up wrist, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
It was a sloppy day for both offenses in a game in which Washington's only touchdown came on a kick return. Haskins delivered down the stretch to earn the win, though, leading field-goal drives during Washington's final two possessions, setting up the second with a 17-yard third-down strike to Terry McLaurin in the final seconds of the ballgame. Sunday brings a matchup against a solid Carolina pass defense, and -- even if his wrist heals up -- Haskins should probably stay out of your lineup. Though he's flashed some promise in each game in which he's played, Haskins has accounted for a touchdown in just one of the five games in which he has appeared and has been held to a completion percentage under 55 percent in three of the four contests in which he's attempted 15 or more passes.
Haskins completed 19 of 35 pass attempts during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets, while accounting for 214 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for five yards on four carries and fumbled twice, though neither loose ball was recovered by New York.
The rookie signal-caller put forth his best pro performance against the Jets' bottom-10 pass defense, leading his team to two fourth-quarter scoring drives and snapping a streak of 19 consecutive quarters without a Redskins touchdown. Haskins may be able to settle into a rhythm and provide some late-season utility in fantasy, especially with Washington expected to be trailing in a high percentage of games and thus forced to throw the ball with greater frequency. The chief obstacle to Haskins' success will continue to be the Redskins offensive line, however, as the Washington front five has surrendered 3.2 sacks per game thus far this season. Week 12 presents an opportunity for Haskins to build upon his solid outing against the Jets, as the Redskins prepare for a home game against a Lions defense that surrendered 444 passing yards to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense Sunday.
Coach Bill Callahan confirmed Monday that Haskins is slated to remain Washington's starting QB for the rest of the season, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic, Case Keenum will serve as Haskins' top backup, with Colt McCoy slotting in as the team's No. 3 signal-caller. With Washington 1-8, it makes sense for the team to see what the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft can bring to the table over an extended period of playing time, beginning with a home matchup versus the 2-7 Jets on Sunday.
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