Washington Redskins Not In A ‘Rush’ To Officially Name Starting Quarterback

The Washington Redskins seemingly aren’t in any hurry to formally name a starting quarterback.

Right now, Colt McCoy, Case Keenum and newcomer Dwayne Haskins are locked into a battle for the starting position. Together with McCoy not being ready to move from day one, Keenum was pegged as the likely man to take the very first team snaps. On the other hand, the team isn't in a rush to officially name anybody the newcomer.

“There’s no rush to name a starter right now. I think it’s crucial that you let those guys go outside and play and keep to compete. We’ll continue to let them play and see what occurs Thursday,” head coach Jay Gruden told the media on Tuesday, according to ProFootballTalk. (RELATED: Dwayne Haskins Listed As 3rd String Quarterback On First Redskins Depth Chart)

Look, if I had to guess right now, I’d say there’s about a 100% chance Keenum begins if McCoy isn’t healthy to perform with.

Keenum has a lot of beginning experience, '' he ’s a reliable guy and he can do a fine job if he's enough talent around him.

There shouldn’t be any rush at all to place Haskins on the field. Is your former Ohio State star a fantastic player? Yesand he’ll probably ball out in the NFL.

However, that doesn’t mean Gruden ought to be in any hurry to play him. Perform Haskins once he’s ready to go and the staff is able to encourage and protect him.

You can kill a QB’s development and assurance if he’s throw to the fire too soon. I totally expect Keenum to be under center week .

It’d be stunning if he isn’t beginning when the Redskins take the field during the regular season.

- Originally posted on the BBC worldwide website

Daniel Rolph



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