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:
"the (Redskins) coaching staff never was on board with the selection (of Dwayne Haskins)... there is a riff between the front office, who wants him to play, and the coaching staff." -@joelklatt pic.twitter.com/9dIfWPzXCn— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 27, 2019
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.