Haskins takes over for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) _ The Washington Redskins have named rookie Dwayne Haskins their starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
Interim coach Bill Callahan announced the expected move Monday with Washington returning from its bye week. Haskins is set to make his second NFL start on Sunday against the New York Jets.
The 15th overall pick out of Ohio State is 27 of 44 for 284 yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions in three appearances. Callahan says veteran Case Keenum, who started seven of the Redskins' first nine games, will back up Haskins and Colt McCoy will serve as the third quarterback.
Haskins takes over for a 1-8 team that has so far beaten only the Miami Dolphins. Giving him the reins signals an organizational willingness to build for the future.