Joe Theismann says Dwayne Haskins starting early would be a 'disaster'
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By Chris Roling

Count Joe Theismann among those who don’t want to see the Washington Redskins start rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins early next season.

Theismann, who was involved with the whole No. 7 drama earlier this offseason after the Redskins drafted Haskins, says the situation simply isn’t a good idea, as he told 106.7 the Fan, (h/t Washinton Post’s Scott Allen):

“To put him out there early against those teams, it’s just a formula for disaster for the team, for Jay [Gruden], for the fans and everybody else,” Theismann said. “ . . . I think the young man is our future, and let’s protect the future, instead of throwing it out there right now and saying, ‘Okay, go get ‘em.’ The schedule we’re playing is not a ‘go get ‘em’ schedule.”

The idea of Haskins starting has always been a tough one, if not because of the schedule more than anything else. Starting on the road in Philadelphia before playing Dallas and Chicago, then New England in Week 5, would be tough for an MVP candidate.

With a rookie quarterback like Haskins, a bad start could derail an entire...



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