Dwayne Haskins slimming down this offseason

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Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins plans to head into his second season in better shape.

Haskins has been posting pictures from his offseason workouts, and he appears to be in better shape than he was as a rookie. Haskins tweeted that he weighs 220 pounds, down from 231 at last year’s Scouting Combine, and that his body fat dropped by 7 percent.

Although Haskins has never been much of a runner, either at Ohio State or in his rookie year, losing weight may make him more mobile in the pocket and help him pick up yardage with his feet.

More importantly, Haskins is showing a commitment to his craft that is a requirement of great quarterbacks. At a time when NFL facilities are shuttered, Haskins is putting in the work on his own. New Washington coach Ron Rivera has to like that.

32 responses to “Dwayne Haskins slimming down this offseason

  1. I hope so! Hope he sells that personalized Bently and drops his fashion line, too! No more spending time on that nonsense until he’s retired!

    We don’t need another clown at QB in D.C!

    Loosing weight might help, because he’s not athletic by any stretch and has a limp left leg that’s obvious to fans AND defendders.

    If he studied Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and even rookie Joe Burrow in the pocket; they move WITHIN the pocket well because they KNOW what the defense is doing and because they understand the blocking schemes, have called the right protections, etc.

    Glad to hear he’s treating his job as a QB and not a rap singer, but I’ll believe it when I see it!

  2. a bad quarterback that loses weight and get’s in better shape ….is still a bad quarterback. i think confucious said that

  3. Anyone who was actually watching the games last year knows that Haskins is ready to bust out this year. All these trolls calling him a bad quarterback were calling Peyton Manning a bust after his first year when he went 3-13. Sometimes it takes a few games before a rookie QB starts to show his stuff; not everyone comes in with a huge winning streak. Haskins got thrown in too early last year, and struggled early, but by the end of the year it was obvious that he could play. These trolls are probably just Giants fans who realize that Daniel Jones is going to fumble the ball twenty times a season and are trying to lie to themselves that he was the better pick at number six. But Jones got progressively worse as the season went on and defenses caught up to him, where Haskins got progressively better behind a pitiful offensive line. It’s going to be very satisfying to watch Haskins turn things around and watch as all these trolls silently slink back into their holes.

  4. I wish him the best, but he might want to consider keeping some meat on his bones with the way I fear the offensive line is going to be playing this year.

  5. Did any of you haters consider Troy Aikman a bad QB during his rookie season?…Just saying!

  6. hogdropalogonbigd says:
    May 16, 2020 at 8:01 am
    Anyone who was actually watching the games last year knows that Haskins is ready to bust out this year. All these trolls calling him a bad quarterback were calling Peyton Manning a bust after his first year when he went 3-13.

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    Really?
    Comparing unproven young QBs to Hall of famers is generally a losing argument right out of the gate. You’re going to the opposite extreme from the supposed trolls. With all young QBs you need to see 3 or 4 years of production. Some start out quick but once you know how to game plan against them they become surprisingly mediocre. In fact most QBs fail in this league. If you call every QB a bust after they are drafted you’ll be right more than 90% of the time. So Why Not? It’s a safe prediction.

  7. More rookie QBs struggle than have success. Peyton holds the record for most interceptions by a rookie, and Aikman didn’t win a single game. Elway, McNabb, and any number of others also struggled. Not saying Haskins will be as good as any of them. None of us know how good he will be. But giving up on a first round draft pick after 7 games in the pros, when he only started one year in college, would be incredibly irresponsible.

  8. Haskins had a head coach who didn’t want him in the first place. That coach was fired. Changing coaches mid-season doesn’t help a rookie QB develop. Haskins was looking good toward the end of the season.

    Haters gonna hate. Especially if their team’s QB is pulling a Cousins, or if their school gets the snot knocked out of them by Ohio State every year.

  9. Let’s do a reality check on Haskins: He beat out Joe Burrow to become OSU’s starting quarterback. He then broken a dozen records throwing for 4800 yards, 50 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. Last year Pro Football Focus ranked him as the highest ranked rookie quarterback in the league, over both Murray and Jones, and for the last four games of the season he was one of the top ranked quarterbacks in the league. There is a reason the Skins passed on Tua: Washington has themselves a quarterback and as Dwayne continues to mature and dedicate himself to his craft he is only going to get better.

  10. People who don’t live in D.C. don’t get the real point: his head is into EVERYTHING but football! Comparing him to Troy Aikman as a rookie is ridiculous! Aikman wasn’t driving Bently’s around, pushing a fashion line and mugging for the camera before the game was over.

    If this kid dedicates himself to the game and not bling, he has a chance. But that remains to be seen.

    This is from a Redskin’s fan who WANTS for him to succeed but has seen this movie before with RG3 and a dearth of quality at the position for 30 years, other than Cousins.

    I wish they’d drafted someone who takes the position seriously and who they don’t have to do all of this work to get his head straight and to “teach” him how to be a leader!

  11. All of these defenders. Do you know what rookies in Haskn’s class that you DON’t have questions about being serious QBs? Daniel Johes, Gardner Minshew, Kyler Murry, Drew Lock. ALL played better and even with rookie mistakes, ALL were better!

    We already know that Haskin’s head isn’t in the game and he didn’t demonstrate the hard work that these others put in.

    And for the record; no one “reads the field” in a college system like Haskins played in. There are several throws that Gardner Minishew could make as a rookie that were new to Haskins!

    Hell, Graham Harrell threw a college football record of 67 touchdowns in one season! Is he in the NFL HOF or did he even have a career?! That year at Ohio State with Haskins means zero!

    He has to prove that he’s a leader and serious about his craft. I want to win in Washington and if he’s not a part of that, I’d like for him to move on quickly!

  12. Why do people continuously hate on ball players who spend the money they have earned. Get your hand out of their pockets. Worry about your own finances. Haskins will be just fine. He has a football IQ and talent.

  13. Usually it takes 2 or 3 years for teams to see what they have in a QB. NFL is surely different than college and it seems like several seem to forget that. Wish the team and the young man all the luck in the world. He should lean on Alex as much as possible I think. It would be nice to see Washington being a force to reckon with in that division again. Make no mistake this year will be a tuff year on him, because now all defensive coordinators have had a year to plan for him. I do like that draft Washington had and like some of the UDFA they brought in to help this young man out. Should be very interesting year for sure.

  14. I actually can’t blame all the Skins fans for being optimistic about this guy because the team has been such a disappointment for the last 2 decades they have to try and hang their hat on something. When all is said and done at the end of the season they will be 7-9 or 8-8 again and have failed. The fans will realize that Haskins isn’t the answer and start looking at the 2021 draft. At least as a skins fan their is always something to look forward to.

  15. jac1216 says:
    May 16, 2020 at 12:51 pm
    Usually it takes 2 or 3 years for teams to see what they have in a QB

    Lol Nfl teams aren’t wating 2-3 yrs for a Qb to show what he’s got

  16. hogdropalogonbigd says:
    May 16, 2020 at 8:01 am
    Anyone who was actually watching the games last year knows that Haskins is ready to bust out this year. All these trolls calling him a bad quarterback were calling Peyton Manning a bust after his first year when he went 3-13. Sometimes it takes a few games before a rookie QB starts to show his stuff; not everyone comes in with a huge winning streak. Haskins got thrown in too early last year, and struggled early, but by the end of the year it was obvious that he could play. These trolls are probably just Giants fans who realize that Daniel Jones is going to fumble the ball twenty times a season and are trying to lie to themselves that he was the better pick at number six. But Jones got progressively worse as the season went on and defenses caught up to him, where Haskins got progressively better behind a pitiful offensive line. It’s going to be very satisfying to watch Haskins turn things around and watch as all these trolls silently slink back into their holes.
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    Pitiful Daniel Jones, during two games against the Redskins, passed for a total of 577 yards, 6 TDs and 2 INTs and the Giants won both games. A good high-school team could’ve beaten the Redskins last year.

  17. I drank the Kool-Aid and thought he was “can’t miss”. If football was really important to him he would have already been in great shape.

  18. jurgyisgod says:
    May 16, 2020 at 10:16 am
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    There is a reason the Skins passed on Tua …
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    And all Dolphins fans say Thank God for that.

  19. Haskins will have earned 14.4MM after his contract is up.
    He will be fine.

  20. I remember the first game the Skins played the Giants Haskins accuracy was comically atrocious. He missed wide open guys all over the field. The second game they played each other he was slightly better. If his 1 or 2 reads aren’t open he’s screwed because he’s not a runner. I don’t think Haskins is a franchise QB, and the truth is that deep down skins fans know this too.

  21. We don’t need another clown at QB in D.C!
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    DC has too many clowns already. That’s why it’s called DA CAPITAL!

  22. blahblah5528 says:
    May 16, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    jurgyisgod says:
    May 16, 2020 at 10:16 am
    ..
    There is a reason the Skins passed on Tua …
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    And all Dolphins fans say Thank God for that.

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    Skins fans will have the last laugh on that. You probably said similar things about AJ McCarron. ALabama is not a QB school. Think you have to go back 50 years for a good one.

  23. Lol. In the two wins Haskins had last year against DET and CAR (2 poor defenses), he had 0 td’s, 1 pick, 8 sacks, had a completion percentage of around 50%. He got better as the season progressed, but that ain’t saying much.

    Rivera is good with QB’s, but l am still of the belief Newton ends up in Washington before it is all said and done, and Haskins learns another year from the pine, which he will need.

    Washington will again be the bottom feeders of the NFC East, but Rivera is a good coach and will at least get them closer to .500 in 2020

  24. If he studied Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and even rookie Joe Burrow in the pocket; they move WITHIN the pocket well because they KNOW what the defense is doing and because they understand the blocking schemes, have called the right protections, etc.
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    Why are people STILL butthurt that Urban Meyer started the best QB at Ohio State? Joe Burrow lucked into the situation at LSU and made the most of it, good on him. He will come back to Earth in the NFL.

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