The Redskins drafted Dwayne Haskins with the hopes he would be their future franchise quarterback. Haskins’ career is still so undeveloped that it’s nearly impossible to judge him on the minimal snaps he’s taken.
Some are already making a judgement call on the former Ohio State quarterback, though. A report today suggested Haskins is at least two years away from being ready.
One ESPN NFL analyst thinks it’s way too early for that kind of thought.
Louis Riddick is not a fan of those criticizing the young QB.
I remember hearing some of the same 💩 about Jared Goff and damn near ALL of you were ready to send him to the CFL after a few exposures to him on Hard Knocks. Now…the narrative is Haskins may not b ready in 2 YEARS and can’t read defenses…and he hasn’t even started a game!
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) October 7, 2019
He’s got a point. When the Rams decided to take a chance on Jared Goff, many criticized the decision — especially after he was shown on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Upon entering the league, Goff was very lean and didn’t look capable of playing in the NFL.
But the Rams QB has since silenced his critics due to stellar play. Can Haskins do the same?
So far, the Redskins QB has played in just one game. He completed 9-of-17 passes for 107 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions against the Giants in week four. There’s no doubt it was a poor showing. But it was his first game-action in the league.
Like Riddick points out, it’s still way too early to criticize the young QB. When Haskins receives more opportunities leading to more experience, fans will get a much clearer picture of what he brings to the table.
For now though, it’s still too early.