Redskins: Three offensive players primed for a breakout season in 2020
Dwayne Haskins is coming off an up and down season that started rough, but showed growth toward the end of the campaign. Being the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Haskins was expected to sit for one year behind Case Keenum and grow as an NFL quarterback. This plan did not work out, and as the season went on and Keenum fell to injuries, Haskins was thrown into the spotlight trying to show everyone he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Although he struggled in his efforts as a replacement for Keenum, once he took over the starting role in Washington, Haskins improved greatly as the season went on. In nine games, Haskins compiled 1,365 passing yards and seven interceptions and touchdowns. While these numbers are not amazing, Haskins was thrown into a situation where his head coach had been fired and his front office looked to be in shambles. Haskins had his best three-game stretch to finish the year, throwing for five touchdowns and only one interception.
Although Haskins will have a new head coach and offensive coordinator next season, he will also have a new quarterback coach who can help him elevate his game to the next level. Ken Zampese has been the quarterback coach for many players such as Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, and Jon Kitna, helping them learn and develop. Many also credit Zampese as being a huge influence on Baker Mayfield’s excellent rookie campaign.
Haskins is a quality player, who needs to grow and develop in his sophomore season. If the Redskins can help him develop and give him an upgraded team from last season, Haskins should be able to have a breakout season next year and become a leader on this Washington Redskins offense.