Start or sit? For Haskins, the answer could be both
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By By Ethan Cadeaux

In the NFL, very rarely does a two-quarterback system work. There's a clear starter, and then there's a clear backup.

The Redskins have a quarterback competition on their hands between veteran Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins. As head coach Jay Gruden will use training camp and the preseason to determine his Week 1 starter, NBC Sports Washington's Trevor Matich offered his opinion on what the Redskins should do, and it's a lot different from a traditional QB competition.

Matich thinks the Redskins should play Haskins in spurts throughout the first couple weeks of the season until he proves he's ready mentally for the starting job.

"The best thing the Redskins could do with Dwayne Haskins is not start him Week 1, even if they think he might be ready," Matich said. "The better call is to give him meaningful snaps in Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, let him prove that he is ready for the mental load."

The Redskins selected Haskins with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, intending on the 22-year-old being their franchise quarterback of the future. But that does not mean he has to start Week 1, especially if he's not the best option to...



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