The Washington Redskins have settled on a starter for the team’s season opener.
Washington entered the fall with three quarterbacks looking to start: Colt McCoy, Case Keenum, and former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins. That competition was reduced to Keenum and Haskins in the preseason as McCoy has been out with an injury.
According to Michael David Smith with Pro Football Talk, head coach Jay Gruden announced a starter on Sunday. Gruden said the team will roll with Keenum over Haskins in Week 1.
Haskins is no doubt talented and likely the guy for the future after being drafted 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, the Redskins are going with the experienced Keenum to start things off.
Haskins has had mixed results in three preseason games but has certainly flashed his potential. He has completed 22 of 41 passes for 305 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Haskins has also been sacked five times.
Hopefully, Haskins earns the starting nod before long. He definitely has all the tools to be a successful NFL QB.