EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Redskins couldn’t afford to wait any longer.
With Washington trailing 14-0 in the second quarter against the New York Giants, staring an 0-and-4 start in the face, head coach Jay Gruden made the decision to give rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins his first NFL action.
For the game, a contest the Redskins lost 24-3, Haskins was intercepted three times – with one of the picks being returned for a touchdown by Jabrill Peppers. The rookie QB completed nine of 17 passes for 107 yards. He took two sacks in addition to throwing three interceptions.
Haskins replaced starter Case Keenum, who was 6-of-11 passing for 37 yards and threw one interception – six days after committing five turnovers in a loss to the Bears.
The Redskins used their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to select Haskins with the 15th overall pick.