Haskins on Giants passing on him: ‘It’s more motivation to beat them every year’

On Sunday, Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins made his debut against the team that passed on him in this year’s draft, the New York Giants. While it’s still very early, maybe the Giants made the right choice by passing on Haskins and choosing Daniel Jones.

In his second start, Jones, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, completed 23 of 31 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, as the Giants defeated the Redskins 24-3 at MetLife Stadium. Jones moves to 2-0 as a starter.

Conversely, after replacing an ineffective Case Keenum in the second quarter, Haskins struggled. The 15th overall pick in this year’s draft, threw for 107 yards and three interceptions.

“I don’t wish ill-will on anybody. I wanted Case [Keenum] to do well I just knew that my time would be coming and when the day comes, that I’d be ready for it,” Haskins said after the game. “I didn’t execute the way I wanted to but, the good thing about it is that it hurts, and there [are] going to be brighter days tomorrow.”

At 0-4, there might not be many bright days for the Redskins this season, but according to Haskins, happy days will come.

“I want to win. I’m going to win.,” Haskins said. “Whatever it takes to win, we will do that. I don’t like losing. I never lost. I don’t like losing. So, we’re going to change that and win some games. I’ll be here for a while, so get used to seeing me smile up here.”

While things did not go as planned for the New Jersey native against the Giants today, Haskins is glad that he will have an opportunity to beat New York in the future.

“I have no hate towards the Giants,” he said. “Like I said, I’m from here. So now, if anything, it’s more motivation to beat them every year. I’m looking forward to that.”

Next week, the Redskins host the world champion New England Patriots, and at this point, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has not decided who will start at quarterback, but based on what happened today, it does seem that Haskins could be the guy moving forward.

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