Haskins completed 19 of 35 pass attempts during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets, while accounting for 214 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for five yards on four carries and fumbled twice, though neither loose ball was recovered by New York.
The rookie signal-caller put forth his best pro performance against the Jets' bottom-10 pass defense, leading his team to two fourth-quarter scoring drives and snapping a streak of 19 consecutive quarters without a Redskins touchdown. Haskins may be able to settle into a rhythm and provide some late-season utility in fantasy, especially with Washington expected to be trailing in a high percentage of games and thus forced to throw the ball with greater frequency. The chief obstacle to Haskins' success will continue to be the Redskins offensive line, however, as the Washington front five has surrendered 3.2 sacks per game thus far this season. Week 12 presents an opportunity for Haskins to build upon his solid outing against the Jets, as the Redskins prepare for a home game against a Lions defense that surrendered 444 passing yards to Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense Sunday.
Coach Bill Callahan confirmed Monday that Haskins is slated to remain Washington's starting QB for the rest of the season, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Per Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic, Case Keenum will serve as Haskins' top backup, with Colt McCoy slotting in as the team's No. 3 signal-caller. With Washington 1-8, it makes sense for the team to see what the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft can bring to the table over an extended period of playing time, beginning with a home matchup versus the 2-7 Jets on Sunday.
Haskins is expected to retain the Redskins' starting quarterback job following the team's Week 10 bye, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Haskins fared modestly in his first career start Sunday at Buffalo in a losing effort, completing 15 of 22 passes for 144 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions while turning three carries into 14 yards. Afterward, interim head coach Bill Callahan wouldn't commit to the rookie signal-caller for Washington's next game Nov. 17 against the Jets. While Callahan has plenty of time to name the the lead quarterback for that game, Haskins seems to have a leg up on Case Keenum (concussion) and Colt McCoy.
Haskins completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 144 yards and ran for 14 yards on three carries during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills.
The rookie's completion rate of 68.1 percent against Buffalo's stout defense provides some reason for optimism, but regardless,, Haskins owns a 0:4 TD:INT ratio and is yet to lead a touchdown-yielding drive on 21 possessions this season. Interim coach Bill Callahan was non-committal to the rookie signal-caller postgame Sunday, as he left the door open for Case Keenum (concussion) to get the start against the Jets following Washington's Week 10 bye. Whether it be Haskins or Keenum who gets the nod, the opportunity will come against a New York defense that conceded 288 passing yards and three scores to Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
Interim coach Bill Callahan wouldn't commit to Haskins as the Redskins' starting quarterback after Sunday's 24-9 loss at Buffalo, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
After back-to-back punts on the team's first two possessions, Haskins directed the Redskins to field goals on their final two drives of the first half. It was a different story after intermission, when the offense went punt, field goal, punt, punt and turnover on downs to conclude the game. Haskins himself was modest in his first NFL start, completing 15 of 22 passes for 144 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions while taking three carries for 14 yards. Considering Callahan's comments, Case Keenum likely will get the call after a Week 10 bye if he's able to complete his journey through the concussion protocol, relegating Haskins to a backup role yet again.