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The Redskins changed head coaches on Monday morning, but they’re still not willing to start rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. 

New Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan addressed the media on Monday and explained that Haskins will be the team’s starter “at some point” but “not right now.”
 
That decision came as somewhat of a stunner. 

Callahan explained that he will continue to roll with either Case Keenum or Colt McCoy at starting quarterback depending on the health of both players. As for Haskins, Callahan said he could even be inactive for the Miami game this Sunday. 

Washington’s decision to fire Jay Gruden stemmed mostly from the team’s 0-5 start, but there was also growing controversy about the development of Haskins.

Gruden made clear that he wanted Haskins to develop, but that it wouldn’t come at the expense of the team. After all, Gruden was focused on a playoff berth knowing that his job was probably gone without one. 

But once the team fired Gruden, and with an 0-5 record and no real playoff possibilities on the table, many assumed Haskins would get the call against the Dolphins and going forward. 

Things didn’t work out that way, and it begs the question about where Haskins is on the field. Some reports say he is struggling to grasp the Redskins offense, but he also barely gets any opportunities to try the Redskins offense. 

One thing is clear following Callahan’s first press conference as head coach - he wasn’t forced to go with Haskins. There was some thought that the front office would demand the rookie get on the field, but for now, that isn’t the case.

 

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