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Under normal circumstances, the Washington Football Team would’ve spent Saturday afternoon playing the Tennessee Titans in the opener of their respective preseason schedules. However, the NFL announced in July that the preseason was cancelled in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

But if the team was playing, Washington head coach Ron Rivera knew who would’ve started at quarterback.

“It would’ve been Dwayne,” Rivera said Friday morning on the Kevin Sheehan Show on The Team 980.

“He is in a competition, the next week would’ve been Kyle [Allen], and we’d go from there,” Rivera said. “We’re not giving anything to anybody. Everything is going to be earned, and that’s one of the things we’ve talked about. He knows that’s how I feel about it, and he is practicing like it. He is very competitive in practice, and he’s done an outstanding job. And again, he’s got to show he deserves the opportunity.”

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Haskins is coming off a rookie season in which played nine games (seven starts) while throwing for 1,365 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Washington drafted Haskins 15th overall in 2019 but enters the 2020 season with a full quarterback room after it traded for Kyle Allen from the Carolina Panthers and Alex Smith returned to the field for the first time since breaking his leg in 2018.

 

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