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Redskins QB Dwyane Haskins bangs gavel before Wizards vs. Hawks

Redskins QB Dwyane Haskins bangs gavel before Wizards vs. Hawks

Dwayne Haskins' rookie season is over, so he took some time to check out the Wizards play Trae Young and the Hawks Friday. 

From what I understand, he is permitted to take as many selfies as he wants at Capital One Arena. 

The Wizards got Davis Bertans back from a quad injury that kept him out for nine games, but they were still plenty shorthanded.

They probably could have used Haskins to play distributor a bit, but we were told that was off the table. 

The team's tradition before home games now is to have someone slam the honorary gavel. Haskins had the responsibility Friday night and gave it a good swing to get things underway. 

Under Ron Rivera, the Redskins hope to rebuild their culture and create a consistent winner for the first time in what feels like an eternity.

The Wizards are also trying to get back into the playoff picture in a rebuild around Bradley Beal and John Wall. I'd say they have the culture part down, developing enough talent is the next and maybe most difficult step. 

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Chad Johnson wants Ron Rivera to call him and Dwayne Haskins seems excited about the idea

Chad Johnson wants Ron Rivera to call him and Dwayne Haskins seems excited about the idea

As the Redskins enter 2020 under new head coach Ron Rivera, the franchise looks like they're headed in the right direction after a tumultuous 3-13 campaign in 2019. 

In response to a fan's question about returning to the NFL as a wide receivers coach, Chad Johnson said he'd want Rivera to give him a call. 

Dwayne Haskins seems pretty excited about the idea of having Johnson coach up the likes of Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims. 

Johnson was one of the best route runners ever, finished his career with over 11,000 receiving yards in just 10 seasons. He certainly would have plenty of knowledge to share with Washington's young receiving core. 

Every offseason is important, but this year holds much more weight for the Redskins. With a new coach, new quarterback and a No. 2 overall pick, Washington to set themselves up for a drastic turnaround in a notably unpredictable NFC East. 

Could Johnson be a part of that equation? That's up to Rivera. 

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Dwayne Haskins wins NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 15 vs. Eagles

Dwayne Haskins wins NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 15 vs. Eagles

In Week 15 against the Eagles, Dwayne Haskins played the best football of his young career for the Redskins. On Friday, he was recognized as the NFL's Rookie of the Week for his efforts. 

The rookie quarterback out of Ohio State completed 19-of-28 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. He and Terry McLaurin tortured the Eagles secondary, connecting five times for 130 yards and a score. 

The Redskins didn't get the result they wanted thanks to a Carson Wentz touchdown pass with less than a minute to go and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown on the final play of the game, but it helped their draft position and their most likely their quarterback's confidence. 

Haskins beat out Miles Sanders (Eagles), Tony Pollard (Cowboys), AJ Browns (Titans) and Sean Murphy-Bunting (Buccaneers).

It's been an up-and-down start to Haskins' career since taking over as the starting quarterback in Week 11. He's shown flashes of brilliance and at the same time shown why there were doubts about his ability to develop into a franchise quarterback. 

But as Haskins' final game as a rookie approaches this Sunday against Daniel Jones and the Giants, the Redskins have to feel great that he's trending up.

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