Journeyman and current starting quarterback Case Keenum missed practice on Wednesday with a foot injury, which may just open the door for Haskins to make his NFL debut.
Head coach Jay Gruden gave Keenum a vote of confidence as the team's starter after Monday's embarrassing performance. However, Gruden is now presented with the opportunity to energize his team, and possibly save his job, by starting Haskins.
And what matchup would be better to insert the rookie gunslinger into than a rivalry game against Daniel Jones and the New York Giants?
Gruden should look at the Giants as an example. New York looked dead in the water and destined for another lowly season with Eli Manning under center. But after installing Jones as the starter, the team and fan base both look more energized.
There's been inklings that Washington may turn to Colt McCoy rather than Haskins on Sunday as the former has officially returned to practice following his nasty leg injury suffered in 2018.
Still, it's clear who the fan base wants to see under center, and Week 4 could be the perfect opportunity for Haskins to get his first career start.