Williams: If Haskins starts, it will be group decision

Joe Theismann doesn’t think Dwayne Haskins should begin Week 1, but the Washington Redskins won’t be consulting the former No. 7. Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams informed NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on Tuesday that the staff was thrilled with Haskins’ progress and noticed any decision will be collaborative between himself, coach Jay Gruden, staff president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder. LATEST ANALYSIS ??? Team matches for top staying FAs ??? Ranking deepest place groups ??? NFL triplets positions: Who is No. 1? ??? NFC West primer: Camp questions ??? Rank: Could Redskins surprise? “I know that there’s words out there he might wind up beginning, and that could occur, but at the close of the day, it is likely to be on Jay, myself, likely Bruce (Allen) and the owner, after he does throughout the preseason and determine where we are as a team to make this choice,” Williams said. “I really don’t want to mention he’s likely to start Game 1 today, but it’s been a nice and enjoyable scene to see what Dwayne Haskins has done over the past couple of weeks.” A team creating a collaborative decision on the future of a young QB is nothing new. It does underscore that Gruden’s gushing comments about Haskins will not be the sole determining factor in whether the QB starts Day 1. Snyder will grab focus. It was the Redskins proprietor, after all, who was the largest supporter of Robert Griffin III as Washington’s last quarterback. Would the owner play a part in the choice to start Haskins if he believes it best to get brand and his staff if that determination differs from his employees’ opinions? During training camp and the preseason, Haskins must prove able at the end of the afternoon. If the rookie is the QB, there will be no questioning the Redskins’ decision. On what he has seen from Haskins far, williams glowed. “I believe No. 1, it’s been a great offseason,” he explained. “No. 1, to have Dwayne in camp and be on the sideline during OTAs and minicamp, and see the young guy do what he’s done, and the way he is taking command of this chance he’s had. You talk about a man that has come from a scenario where (he ) went under center. To find a guy walk up from the huddle and see the poise that he has, the patience he’s exhibited, there’s room to have a great deal of hope” If Haskins displays a similar kind of advancement during training camp, then there’ll be even more hope mounting in D.C. Read more: oddsshark mlb computer picks