Dwayne Haskins
Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins will be the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback in Week 1, coach Ron Rivera announced.

The move was expected, as the franchise is invested in seeing last year’s No. 15 overall succeed. The return of Alex Smith created a borderline controversy in the media, though Haskins has been pretty much assured the job since the team passed on a top signal-caller in April’s draft.

Washington takes on Philadelphia to begin the season on September 13.


How Much Can Washington Improve Under Haskins?

Earlier in the offseason, Haskins received glowing reviews from former Super Bowl-winning QB Doug Williams and there’s reason to believe he can help the team improve over last year’s 3-13 record, though by how much is a major question mark.

Only the Dolphins had a worse point differential than the Washington Football Team, a metric that is more valuable than the previous year’s win totals when projecting future outcomes in the NFL. The franchise’s O/U for wins is 5.5 (GambetDC).

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