After an inconsistent rookie season, Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to right the ship in Washington and assert himself in the 2020 campaign.
The Ohio State product is clearly determined to have a solid sophomore season, as he has transformed his physique for the better. The former first-round pick lost 10 pounds and seven 7% fat. Now, he is back to the weight he played at in his breakout 2018 season in Columbus, where he threw for over 4,800 yards and 50 touchdowns on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Haskins and the rest of the Redskins admittedly had a disappointing 2019 campaign. The team only won three games, and the 2019 Rose Bowl MVP threw only seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven starts. After a tough season, Washington needs to get back on the right foot and all phases of the game -- and the QB is determined to do his part.
The franchise hired head coach Ron Rivera, retained star offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, drafted arguably the single best 2020 draft prospect in Chase Young, and signed veteran linebacker Thomas Davis. With their revamped squad and coaching staff, Washington figures to put Haskins in a better position to succeed.
All told, seeing the former Buckeye star take matters into his own hands like this has got to be encouraging. The Redskins, along with their young gunslinger, will have their chance to take a step in the right direction to return to relevancy in an always-chaotic NFC East.