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Jay Gruden Discusses Possibility Of Starting Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins plays for the Washington Football Team against the Browns.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 08: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins passes during the second half of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Redskins 30-10. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jay Gruden and the Washington Redskins aren't ready to name Dwayne Haskins their starting quarterback, but the talented gunslinger could see the field very soon.

Washington selected Haskins with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the third quarterback to come off the board.

Right now, the Redskins are sticking with Case Keenum as the starting quarterback. That could change in the coming weeks, especially after he threw three interceptions on Monday Night Football in the team's loss to the Chicago Bears.

When discussing the possibility of starting Haskins, Gruden said the Ohio State product will "get his chance."

Gruden also said that Haskins is "not far away" from being ready to start.

This is a vastly different comment from what Gruden had to say on Monday. Following the loss to the Bears, the head coach of the Redskins said he wasn't considering a quarterback change.

With the season slipping away from Washington, it makes sense for Haskins to get his chance at some point this fall. The New York Giants already made the switch from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones, and it's working out quite well so far.

Dwayne Haskins might not be ready to be the starting quarterback at this moment. However, the fan base is certainly pushing for the team to make the switch.

Keenum is going to be the starter for Week 4, but his time under center is running out.