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Dwayne Haskins Won't Sweat it if He Doesn't Start Week 1

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws the ball in the first half against the Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Jeff Gross

The Washington Redskins have a QB battle on their hands featuring first-round selection Dwayne Haskins and veteran Case Keenum. Fans will surely be clamoring for Haskins to get the nod, but it appears that the rookie signal-caller isn't worried about when he gets his first chance to shine on the big stage.

He still has a lot of work to do this offseason to ensure he's ready to lead the offense once he's called upon, and that's all he's concerning himself with at this point.

Haskins was projected by a number of scouts as the best quarterback prospect entering the 2019 NFL Draft, so it's good to see that the young gunslinger isn't letting the praise get to his head. All he wants to do is go out there and work to perfect his craft-- and earn his privileges the right way.

Most first-round quarterbacks are asked to play during their rookie campaigns, which will likely still be the case with Haskins this year. But it doesn't hurt that he'll have a veteran guy like Keenum to help show him the ropes.

Haskin's willingness to put his head down and work will pay off for him in the long haul, even if he is still on the sidelines once the season gets underway.