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Friday, July 10, 2020

Dwayne Haskins will have opportunity to start for Washington

Dwayne Haskins

The Washington Redskins did not select Dwayne Haskins in the NFL Draft with the intention of sitting him on the bench.

Coach Jay Gruden said Friday that Haskins will be given every opportunity to win the team’s starting job, which had previously seen veteran Colt McCoy in the pole position.

Haskins, the 15th overall pick, immediately becomes the quarterback of the future in Washington. He may well be the quarterback of the present, too. Gruden made clear well before the draft that any quarterback drafted would be expected to contribute immediately, and that expectation will fall on Haskins immediately.

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