Redskins name Dwayne Haskins starting QB to finish season

MIAMI, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 13: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Redskins head coach Bill Callahan announced on Monday that the team would use Dwayne Haskins as their starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Haskins made the first start of his career a week ago against the Bills.

With the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft under center, the Redskins used a conservative game plan in what was ultimately a 24-9 loss. Following that loss Callahan declined to name Haskins the starter going forward saying he needed to further review the game film and check the status of Case Keenum.

In three games this season Haskins has completed 27 of 44 attempts with zero touchdown passes and four interceptions and has been sacked eight times.

With Haskins promotion, the Redskins will now use Keenum as their backup quarterback while Colt McCoy will remain with the team as the third string option.

This weekend will mark Haskins first home start as the Jets (2-8) come in to FedEx Field.

In a bit of good news for Haskins and the Redskins offense, running back Derrius Guice is expected to play against the Jets.

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