After yet another Redskins' loss, the questions of when is Dwayne Haskins getting the starting spot? grow louder and louder.
Many question the rookie's readiness. Surely, putting Haskins in a game with a volatile offensive line would be detrimental to his confidence. For deciding when to put Haskins out there, should the possibility of shattering a young quarterback's confidence play a major role? Running back Chris Thompson says yes.
“Confidence is definitely everything. It’s everything," Thompson said on The Sports Junkies Monday. "For quarterbacks and young quarterbacks at that, young players period.”
Thompson said critics on social media and analysis on sports networks such as ESPN are inescapable and can have a larger influence on younger players.
“We can’t seem to stay away from it [social media] and on top of playing bad, which already messes you up,” Thompson said.
In the meantime, Thompson said the coaches are working with Haskins on preparing him for the future.
‘I think the coaches are really just trying to groom him and get him ready for the future and not really try to push him too much now," Thompson said.
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