By Zachary Neel
No matter how many games it takes for Washington Redskins’ rookie Dwayne Haskins to get his first start, once it eventually happens, it needs to stick.
We won’t know who gets the opening day nod until training camp, and even then it’s expected to be a group decision on who gets the job, but once Haskins gains the trust of the coaching staff and ownership, there’s no doubt he will be out there for good.
“Whether Haskins is the Week 1 starter remains to be seen,” said Pete Hailey, with NBC Sports Washington. “Training camp will determine that, as will the preseason. But whenever he does claim the starting job, it needs to be his from then on, unless something drastic happens or he’s an abject disaster, which I do not expect.”
Of course, it is irresponsible to expect the rookie to look like a franchise star every Sunday after he is named the starter. With a less-than-perfect roster around him, there are guaranteed to be growing pains along the way. But what matters is that the organization stick with him and allow the 15th overall pick to mature in the...