Dwayne Haskins is officially the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins.
After making his first career start two Sundays ago prior to the Redskins' bye week, interim head coach Bill Callahan announced Monday that Haskins will serve as the team's starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been named the starting QB for the rest of the season. pic.twitter.com/nlU5eKabNj— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 11, 2019
The No. 15 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, Haskins served as a backup to Case Keenum for the Redskins' first eight games of the season. After Keenum suffered a concussion in the Redskins' Week 8 game against the Minnesota Vikings, however, Haskins was called upon to start against the Buffalo Bills.
Now, the former Ohio State quarterback is set to take over starting duties in Washington permanently.
Redskins coach Bill Callahan announces that first-round pick Dwayne Haskins will be the team's starting QB for the rest of the season.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 11, 2019
The quarterbacks were told last week that Haskins would be the 1, Case Keenum the 2, and Colt McCoy the 3.
In three game appearances for the Redskins so far this year, Haskins has completed 27 of 44 passing attempts for 284 yards. He has thrown four interceptions and has yet to throw his first NFL touchdown pass.
That said, the Redskins are 1-8, and Haskins – who they surely hope will establish himself as their starting quarterback for many years to come – offers far higher upside for the rest of the season than journeymen Keenum and Colt McCoy.
By starting for the Redskins against the Bills, Haskins became the first former Ohio State quarterback to start an NFL game since Terrelle Pryor in 2013.
The Redskins will play their next game on Sunday at 1 p.m. against the New York Jets.