Joe Theismann does not think Dwayne Haskins should begin Week 1, however, the Washington Redskins won’t be consulting the prior No. 7.
Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on Tuesday that the team was thrilled with Haskins’ advancement and noticed any conclusion will be collaborative between himself,” coach Jay Gruden, staff president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder.
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“I understand that there is words out there he might wind up starting, and that could happen, but at the close of the day, it’s likely to be on Jay, myself, probably Bruce (Allen) along with the owner, after he does during the preseason and see where we are as a team to make this decision,” Williams explained. “I really don’t wish to say he’s going to start Game 1 today, but it has been a nice and pleasurable scene to see what Dwayne Haskins has done over the past couple of months”
A group creating a decision on a young QB’s future is not anything new. It does indicate that the gushing comments about Haskins of Gruden won’t be the only factor in whether the QB begins.
Snyder being involved at the decision will grab attention. This was the Redskins owner, after all, who had been Robert Griffin III supporter since Washington’s last first-round quarterback. Can the proprietor play a similar role in the choice to begin Haskins if he thinks it best for his team and brand if that decision differs from his employees’ opinions?
During training camp and the preseason, Haskins must prove able at the end of the day. If the newcomer is the QB, then there will be no questioning the Redskins’ decision.
Williams glowed about what he’s seen from Haskins thus far.
“I believe No. 1, it’s been a fantastic offseason,” he explained. “No. 1, to possess Dwayne in camp and be on the sideline through OTAs and minicamp, and watch the young man do what he’s done, and the way he’s taking control of this chance he’s had. You talk about a man that has come from a scenario where (he ) went under center. To find a man walk up out of the huddle and realize the poise he has, the patience that he’s displayed, there is space to have a lot of hope.”
If Haskins shows a similar type of advancement during training camp, then there’ll be even more hope mounting in D.C.