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‘Skins scoop: Rookie QB Dwayne Haskins makes NFL debut, replaces Case Keenum

‘Skins scoop: Rookie QB Dwayne Haskins makes NFL debut, replaces Case Keenum
Posted at 2:09 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-29 14:09:33-04

Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Redskins couldn’t afford to wait any longer.

With Washington trailing 14-0 in the second quarter against the New York Giants, staring an 0-and-4 start in the face, head coach Jay Gruden made the decision to give rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins his first NFL action.

For the game, a contest the Redskins lost 24-3, Haskins was intercepted three times – with one of the picks being returned for a touchdown by Jabrill Peppers. The rookie QB completed nine of 17 passes for 107 yards. He took two sacks in addition to throwing three interceptions.

Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Haskins replaced starter Case Keenum, who was 6-of-11 passing for 37 yards and threw one interception – six days after committing five turnovers in a loss to the Bears.

The Redskins used their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to select Haskins with the 15th overall pick.