Dwayne Haskins will be the Redskins starting quarterback moving forward, 106.7 The Fan has confirmed.
SI’s Albert Breer reported the quarterbacks have been informed of the decision. A source told The Fan the decision was not announced to the entire roster.
This would be far from the first time the Redskins front office and coaching staff did not see eye-to-eye. It’s also possible something was lost in translation and that Williams was simply encouraging Haskins as the organization’s future starter. However, a source tells 106.7 The Fan Haskins was under the impression he was the Redskins QB1.
What’s still unclear is why Callahan would have been reluctant to name Haskins the starter on Monday. According to NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay, Callahan has full control over the roster and who starts.
When pressed, Callahan repeated a non-answer.
”I just want to be real clear that I want to take time this week. We have some time in the bye to go back and look and evaluate and look at ourselves – self-scout evaluation – look at personnel evaluations. Again, like I said, I’m just going to go back to my original statement and take my time and make the decision next Monday.”
It would seem that, combined with his performance, this would be enough to install him and continue to put more on the rookie, but Callahan declined to do so on Monday.
The Redskins held a closed practice Wednesday afternoon and are now off until another closed practice on Monday. Callahan will speak after the session and players will as well in an open locker room. The Redskins next game is Sunday, Nov. 17 at home against the Jets.