There will be a new Redskins quarterback rocking the No. 7 for the first time in almost 35 years.
Joe Theismann told 106.7 The Fan's Grant and Danny that he has given 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins permission to wear No. 7 for the Burgundy and Gold.
Having spent 12 seasons in Washington and leading the Redskins to a Super Bowl XVII win, Theismann's No. 7 has been unofficially retired by the organization. Haskins, who wore No. 7 while at Ohio State, expressed his desire to continue wearing that number, and after a phone conversation, Theismann gave the rookie his blessing.
While speaking with the Redskins Talk podcast Monday, the legendary QB wanted to learn a little bit more about the man who would be wearing his number for the first time in over three decades first.
“I’m not opposed to it. I’m not saying yes yet, but I really want to sit down and talk to the young man and get a chance to meet him," Theismann said. "I know he’s reached out and said he wants to ask me, so as early as I can get back into town and be able to set up an opportunity when he gets into town to be able to sit down and talk to him about it."
“It’s what’s inside the jersey that makes a big difference,” Theismann added. “I’ve been very honored to have the Washington Redskins not have it issued to anyone over 30-plus years, and this is the first 7 that we’ve had come along, I think."
“So I really wanna sit down and have a visit with him and talk to him about it and then we’ll sort of decide going forward.”
It appears Haskins checked all the boxes.
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