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Watch young Dwayne Haskins share his goals of becoming an NFL quarterback

Watch young Dwayne Haskins share his goals of becoming an NFL quarterback

In sixth grade, most kids are concerned with video games, cartoons and trying to eat as many dinosaur chicken nuggets as possible. Dwayne Haskins was not your typical sixth-grader.

A video from the Instagram page delusionalredskinsfan showed clips of a young Haskins discussing his youth football career and his plans for the future. Even at an early age, the quarterback was determined to one day shine in the NFL and knew exactly what it would take to get there.

"What I want to achieve is, I want to go to the NFL. I want to have an education, be a smart quarterback," Haskins said. "Not always run the ball all the time but still be a balanced quarterback. And have fun while I'm doing it."

Current Haskins has kept his promise as he enters year two with the Redskins. After a successful career at Ohio State, the quarterback has achieved his dream of playing professional football. He's also shown that he is a balanced quarterback with a rocket for an arm. While his rookie season was tough at times, Terry McLaurin mentioned that the passer is also getting back to that mentality of having fun out on the field in 2020. 

Additionally, young Haskins' answers demonstrated that he's always had a knack for improving his game. The Redskins passer has spent much of the offseason working to improve his game in all areas. Even in sixth grade, that same determination was there. 

“I learned about coverages, my mechanics were a lot better than last year," Haskins said in the clip. “Before, I used to throw side arm because I watched Vince Young a lot. So I was getting into that habit, and then I changed that.”

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That answer sounds like something a veteran quarterback would say, and yet it came from a 10-11-year-old just beginning his football journey. Also, there was this very well-deserved flex by the young football star:

“I have the IQ of a 10th grader in high school on coverages," he said.

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Clearly, Haskins was always destined for success in football. His work ethic and skills that are now being put on display in Washington aren't new to him, as the younger version of himself was just as determined and special. A decade later, little Dwayne Haskins would probably be happy -- but not yet satisfied -- with where current Dwayne Haskins is at in his career.

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Washington Arrowheads? Seems a bit too similar to the Kansas City Chiefs

Washington Arrowheads? Seems a bit too similar to the Kansas City Chiefs

One thing an NFL franchise probably wants to avoid with after announcing their new name is a meme storm from unhappy/snarky fans. If the Washington Football team chooses something like Arrowheads for their next name, they could be in store for one.

One fan-generated concept for Washington Arrowheads is well done from a design standpoint, but it's just a little bit too similar to another NFL team in the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Again, the logo would look pretty good if it didn't look like the Chiefs logo just rotated vertically. The Chiefs aren't a bad franchise to model yourself after, but Washington would probably want to avoid this one at all costs. I mean, their home field is called Arrowhead Stadium.

I'd also wonder if Washington would run into some trademark issues here. There's obvious deniability, though it would probably be wise to steer clear of a risky scenario like that if you help it. 

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There's also the matter of Adam Schefter's report that the new name will not include any Native American imagery, so this one probably wouldn't make it past the initial screening based on its name and logo concept. 

Maybe if there was a way for the Chiefs' success to run off on Washington it'd be worth going full KC here. But unless that happens, it'd be hard to see the franchise going in this direction even with the solid logo design. 

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This Washington Red Wolves design would be an easy transition from Washington Football Team

This Washington Red Wolves design would be an easy transition from Washington Football Team

There's no shortage of Washington Red Wolves concepts out there, and considering it's the overwhelming fan favorite for the Washington Football Team's next name, are we really surprised?

The common theme of some of these Red Wolves designs is that they aren't exactly practical. Yeah, they're really cool, but are they something an NFL franchise would adopt, or is it something you'd only use in Madden? 

One of the latest Red Wolves concepts doesn't fall under that umbrella, and it might be most realistic option we've seen, especially when you consider the team's rebranding to Washington Football team. 

This design combines the wolf with the "W" in the logo, and while it's not exactly the team's new "W" logo, it could be easily modified. Then the uniforms don't veer too far away from what the team already has. 

"The logo also features two stripes going across the top of the letter, which symbolizes the two stripes on the D.C. flag," designer Matthew Harvey said. "The logo is to embrace the name of the red wolf as a fierce animal, as well as pay tribute in the style to the "Red Wolves" military helicopters. The logo, I feel, captures the feeling of both military and animal in this design.

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There appears to be a disconnect between Red Wolves fans and the field when it comes to the team's new name. Red Wolves hysteria has grown so big they reject every option that isn't their own, while those not in favor of it fear it's a bit too unorthodox. 

This design may be able to bring those two sides together, and while the fans won't have the final say in the team's permanent name, a united fanbase would be harder to ignore. 

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