Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins may be in line for his first NFL start on Sunday against the Bills. Even so, there are still serious questions about the young quarterback's readiness for the job.
Early training camp reports suggested the former Ohio State QB struggled to comprehend the offense. Washington's playbook is reportedly difficult to master quickly, even for veterans like Alex Smith.
Haskins replaced Case Keenum in last Thursday's contest against the Vikings. Right from the start, it was evident the Washington quarterback was confused with certain play-calls.
According to a report from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, running back Adrian Peterson called out Haskins after the game. Peterson reportedly told Haskins to “learn these plays, everybody thinks that you don’t know them, you’re proving them right. It’s time to study the playbook.”
Peterson has always been a supporter of Haskins. The running back has since called out NFL Network for the report, saying he believes in Washington's rookie QB.
Check out what Peterson said in the tweet below.
Peterson may be helping Dwayne Haskins in any way possible, as he says. But the question remains - is Haskins prepared to command the offense on Sunday?
Practice reports this week have been positive regarding the rookie quarterback. According to The Washington Post, interim head coach Bill Callahan told the media Haskins "took command of the offense” and “had really good tempo pre-snap [and] post-snap.”
If Haskins earns the start on Sunday, it looks like he may finally be ready to take control of the Redskins' offense.