Admit it – thoughts of Robert Griffin III flashed across your mind while watching Dwayne Haskins limp badly.
Déjà vu was looking scary. Surely it wouldn’t happen again.
Haskins is pushing through a mediocre first year to ready for his second season. Losing him to a more serious injury when showing a bad limp on a sprained ankle would be insane. The whole point of the final month is to get Haskins better, not further hurt.
Certainly, Haskins will walk gingerly throughout the week. Yet, he’ll probably play against Philadelphia on Sunday. That’s the goal – to keep getting snaps. Haskins needs 1,000 throws if he’s to become a decent passer. He was too green after arriving as the 15th overall pick in the draft, but offers enough promise that over time could be developed into a winning quarterback.
But a team that seems plagued by injuries shouldn’t risk its passer in a meaningless game. The Redskins got away with it this time.