In the end, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder was given no other choice. He needed a quarterback to market a team whose fan base is being devoured by a black hole that has left FedEx Field nearly empty.
Oh wait, it was a group decision. That is, unless Haskins fails and everyone points fingers.
But no, Snyder needed his rookie quarterback. This feels so familiar because it has yet to work.
Redskins fans seem divided. But, many don’t like the pick and that’s not putting people in seats this fall. Washington possessed several options, but nothing ever tops a quarterback for the team owner.
Maybe Gruden holds off on Haskins for a game or two to prove he’s still the coach, which will be of little solace when gone on Dec. 30.
Good luck to Haskins – he’s going to need it.