Joe Theismann Says Redskins Shouldn’t Rush Dwayne Haskins

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann isn’t one to keep his opinions to himself. Also, the former Super Bowl winner isn’t about to start now regarding Dwayne Haskins. Of course Joe has to say something!

With quarterback Alex Smith expected to miss the entire season as he recovers from a gruesome injury he suffered last season, the Redskins added former Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum. This to the team in the offseason. Also, drafted former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins as their quarterback of the future. Will Case Keenum be given at least a chance?

With Dwayne Haskins impressing the coaching staff during offseason workouts. Also, the league no longer waiting on young quarterbacks to develop on the bench. Many expect the Redskins to throw Haskins into the fire by making him their opening-day starter. There is already a lot of pressure on the rookie.

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Over the weekend, while making an appearance on a radio show, Joe Theismann said it would be a disaster. A major issue to make Haskins the starter. This especially when their first five opponents this season are the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and New England Patriots. Does Joe have a point? Or, maybe Haskins can learn from Tom Brady.

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“To put him out there early against those teams, it’s just a formula for disaster for the team, for Jay [Gruden], for the fans and everybody else,” Theismann said. “I think the young man is our future. Also let’s protect the future. Instead of throwing it out there right now and saying, ‘Okay, go get ’em.’ The schedule we’re playing is not a ‘go get ’em’ schedule.”

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Theismann added that he thinks the Redskins should take the same route the Kansas City Chiefs did with Patrick Mahomes, who sat out all but the final game of his rookie season. With a year to learn the offense on the bench. Mahomes came in as a starter last season and led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game, picking up the league MVP award along the way.

“To me, the best scenario for Dwayne would be this. It to sit this year, Case plays, Colt comes back, is healthy enough to be able to be in competition and/or a part of the ball club … and give Dwayne Haskins a chance to process everything,” Theismann said.

July 3, 2019 by : Posted in news No Comments

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