Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
It was all good just a week ago.
Veteran quarterback Colt McCoy tops the Redskins’ initial depth chart, released Sunday, with Case Keenum entrenched at No. 2 and the first-round pick Haskins slotted third.
“Colt’s got the most experience in the system, but he still hasn’t played a whole lot,” Gruden said, according to NBC Sports. “He hasn’t taken a lot of reps. Last year it was all about Alex [Smith, the year before that it was all about Kirk [Cousins], and getting them ready. Case has all the reps, but he doesn’t have much experience in the system. He’s doing a nice job, and obviously Dwayne is a rookie. All three of them have shown flashes of being really good and really productive, and all three have shown flashes of, ‘Hey, we’ve got to get better.'”
Gruden doesn’t seem as if he expects much from a rookie quarterback, despite the promise Haskins has already shown this summer. He seems to prioritize experience over the upside Haskins brings.
For now, anyway.
Haskins will get the opportunity to change the pecking order throughout the remainder of camp. The question is, as the third quarterback on the depth chart, will he get enough reps to truly prove his worth?