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The Redskins Depth Chart at QB

The Redskins Depth Chart at QB

One of the main question for WFT fans on Tuesday is the depth chart at quarterback.  In particular, who is at 2?   And will there be a 3? Past head coaches such as Jay Gruden mainly kept 2.  So where does Alex Smith and Kyle Allen land on this chart?

All of the sudden, Haskins has much more pressure to perform. Now, 3  under the microscope instead of 2, it should be assumed by Smith being taken off the PUP list—a list he could have stayed on all season—that Smith can do to be on the active roster.  Along with performance, intangibles and understanding of the playbook become incredibly important as in any season.

If there was still a question that Smith is a liability, Smith would not be taken off the PUP list—that is what that list is for and why the NFL has it.   Furthermore, this writer has no idea if Smith and Allen will be getting any reps, but chances are certain that when they get a rep, they will be competing to show they can be counted on to lead this organization.

If you want to play championship football, for all these quarterbacks a new round starts on Tuesday.  Pre-injury, Smith postseason record was pitiful. Haskins and Allen NFL post season records: non-existent.  This writer believes Smith like Rivera sights are ultimately set very high.

Haskins and Allen have yet to be to the playoffs—so it is the classic youth versus veteran.   Savvy vet versus gunslinging youth.  For Dwayne Haskins, under the microscope, the leash for Haskins just became a lot shorter than if it was just Allen and unproven rookies behind him.

As far as this writer understand with every rep Smith is going to be trying to leave a mark.   When Smith was put on  the PUP list, Smith had a lot of hurdles.  Smith just cleared them.

If one does not see a full-born quarterback competition then one is not reading the tea leaves.  In the 1980s, there was a line popularized by Gary Coleman, “what’s up, Willis?”

If a WFT fan, does not see that the tea leaves point towards Alex Smith seeing the field this season, this writer will say, “What’s up, Willis!”  Remember, Haskins failed miserably last training camp when pitted against Colt McCoy and Case Keenum.  Any web search can reveal how writers lambasted Haskins performances last camp if not the film itself of last pre-season.

This writer understands that Haskins now has NFL experience but now he is up against a great regular season game manager, not Colt and Case.  Haskins will have to decide how and when he wants to compete as Smith and Allen have to decide also.   Will one of these quarterback, rise up in this competition, probably.


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