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Analyst: Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn’t want Dwayne Haskins

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Well, that would put the rookie QB in a tough spot

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Dwayne Haskins is at the center of a rift in the Washington Redskins organization, per FOX Sports college football and NFL Draft analyst Joel Klatt.

This is Klatt on Friday’s Rich Eisen Show:

I said this earlier in the week, but the drafting of a quarterback at No. 15 overall never really made sense for Washington coach Jay Gruden. He is in a “win or lose your job” situation this year with the Redskins. Drafting a quarterback with your top draft pick is a long-term move, not a “give your coach a player who will help him win games now” kind of move.

This one sounds a lot like it came from Redskins president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder rather than from Gruden.

The reported rift also perhaps helps explain why Gruden, despite Washington being 0-3, has said he is not intending to bench veteran Case Keenum in favor of Haskins just yet.