Following a tumultuous offseason full of trade rumors, Dwayne Haskins is earning high praise from Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
Dwayne Haskins ‘doing a great job’ with learning new Redskins system
When Ron Rivera came in to replace Jay Gruden, he brought Turner in with him. This means the entire offense — including the language — is completely different this year.
Speaking with reporters on a conference call, Turner had nothing but high praise for Haskins.
“When we’re talking to him [on Zoom sessions], he’s speaking the language,” Turner said, per ESPN’s John Keim. “It’s pretty easy to tell if they get it or not. Dwayne’s doing a great job.”
Turner pointed to a specific example, noting that Haskins was able to correctly call out a motion on tape.
“When you can have that dialogue and they can give you the correct answer and are repeating the things that you talked about in earlier sessions, that is when you know it is really starting to click.”
Dwayne Haskins had a rough rookie season, but look beyond the stats
After being selected 15th overall during the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins struggled as a rookie. He went 2-5 as a starter for Washington, completing just 58.6% of his passes for 1,365 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
However, he also meshed well with fellow rookie Terry McLaurin and made some jaw-dropping throws (like this).
Alluding to this, Turner talked about how Washington hopes to build off of Haskins’ rookie campaign.
“It takes a while for guys to truly believe that they can do this and that they can play in this league,” Turner said. “It is highly competitive, and it humbles everyone. What he did the last month of the season, he truly believed that he could go out and do that. You want to build on those things.”
If things start to click for Haskins during training camp, he could end up being the guy for Washington in 2020.