Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins rebuffed reports of a rift between the team's front office and the coaching staff Friday.
Haskins has responded to the message of possible disagreement between the two sides with two words "fake news." Haskins later deleted the tweet.
"They're the ones making the call on where they want to go with this (15th overall) pick. And the name I keep hearing is Dwayne Haskins," Russini said."We know that Dan Snyder's son went to high school near Dwayne Haskins. He grew up here, Snyder's had his eye on him when he played at Ohio State, and he is a quarterback that impressed Bruce Allen at his pro day."
Russini added Allen and Snyder were "fixated" on Haskins and a case was being pled for Jones. ESPN'S Todd McShay said he heard members of the Redskins coaching staff was opposed to trading up for Haskins and any move would likely be "owner driven."
"So while we can sit hear all day and give credit to the scout team and give credit to these coaches, it really didn't matter in the end," Russini said on May 1. "Because Dan Snyder was going to pick who he wanted when it came to the top pick."
The Redskins selected Haskins at No. 15 after their Week 4 opponents the New York Giants picked Jones at No. 6.