Questions in regards to the Washington Redskins’ plans at quarterback personal swirled this offseason. From potentially drafting a QB at No. 2 total to adding a inclined to compete with Dwayne Haskins, all alternatives personal regarded on the table.
Following Washington’s substitute with Carolina for signal-caller Kyle Allen, coach Ron Rivera went on WFNZ in Charlotte and mentioned his perception that Haskins is the clubhouse leader for the starting gig, within the intervening time.
“We’re going into camp believing [Haskins is the starting quarterback], however they’ll be competing,” Rivera mentioned, by strategy of The Group 980, Redskins Radio. “On the waste of the day, nobody knows what’s occurring to happen, so we fair appropriate personal to earn ourselves ready. For trip fancy what we have in phrases of our young quarterbacks. Kyle is additionally a young guy, has a lengthy arm, understands the game, understands how we waste issues, so I’m hooked in to what the functionality might perchance presumably maybe well be.”
Haskins started seven video games for the Redskins as a rookie, polishing off 58.6 p.c of his passes for 1,365 yards, with seven TDs and 7 INTs, whereas taking 29 sacks. The young quarterback confirmed flashes of a large arm, however struggled reading defenses and with his footwork, and took a long way too many sacks.
With a novel workers in Washington, it wasn’t a provided that Haskins would exit the offseason as the starter.
Rivera made it obvious that the unreal for Allen change into about bringing in a quarterback the group knows and who understands the offense, in particular with offseason capabilities potentially being in jeopardy.
“The finest component extra than the rest else is that Kyle fits what we waste,” Rivera mentioned. “He understands our plot. Scotty Turner is our offensive coordinator. We’re utilizing the plot we have occasionally had him roar for 9 seasons, and Kyle is a young quarterback. He’s had some success. He’s appropriate within the locker room. He understands what I’m attempting to search out. He understands what Scotty is attempting to search out, so optimistically we are able to raise that and roar it to our earnings with our novel group.”
After the Redskins elected to speak in Allen over a extra skilled quarterback, it locations Haskins within the obvious driver’s seat for the starting job.
Cam Newton, who change into decrease by Carolina this week, had been one name linked to Washington, as a result of his connection with Rivera. The coach mentioned, on the opposite hand, at this point, the group would no longer thought to speak in a inclined fancy Newton.
“No. On the waste of the day, we have a young soccer group with a young quarterback in plot,” Rivera mentioned when requested if there change into ardour in bringing Newton to D.C. “We now personal the probability to situation and save a component, so as that is the manner we’re taking a search at it. Going forward, you on no account know what’s occurring to happen, however where we are genuine now, and we made a commitment to a young guy to search out out who we have as a soccer group.”