Dwayne Haskins will be making his first start for Redskins in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills after making two relief appearances this season.
Redskins interim Coach, Bill Callahan said that the rookie QB will make his first start on Sunday in the game against the Bills. Haskins is said to be starting in the game because Case Keenum is still in the concussion protocol. Speaking on whether Haskins will start beyond Sunday’s game, Callahan said: “ We’re just looking at one game.”
This season, Haskins has completed 12 of 22 passes for 140 yards, four interceptions with no touchdowns. Although he started 14 games at Ohio State, Redskins had wanted him to sit for longer this season. For the team, he is still inexperienced. Haskins has made two relief appearances this season with Redskins trailing by at least a touchdown in both games.
To prepare Haskins for Sunday’s game, Redskins has said it will be getting a good number of first-team reps in practice this week. Speaking on the player’s readiness, Callahan said: “ We have watched him progress throughout the week.” He said that Haskins was improving by the day and that they are encouraged by the progress he has made so far.
However, Redskins’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week, as well as their Week 4 loss to the Giants, got many questioning how well Haskins knew the plays. Terry McLaurin, Redskins receiver who played with Dwayne Haskins in Ohio has said that Haskins’ reads have been impressively clean this week. He called the rookie very businesslike and very serious this week.
McLaurin who is also working on Haskins’ mentality spoke of the need to boost the player’s confidence level. “ “He lives and dies off every play, every rep and every situation. While it is great to have that emotion, I have told him that he also needs to have that next-play mentality.” Haskins has said that he will not give any comments until after the game is over.