Dwayne Haskins was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to be the quarterback of the future. Once landing with his professional team, the former Ohio State Buckeyes star reached out to a Washington legend to inquire about something very close to him.
According to Joe Theismann, Haskins called to ask permission to wear the No. 7 he wore throughout his successful college career.
In an interview with 106.7 The Fan in Washington, Theismann said that he didn’t think Haskins needed permission to wear the number but he appreciated the gesture.
“I just got off the phone with Dwayne just a little while ago, and I told him it was okay to wear No. 7,” said Theismann. “I’ve given him permission. Not that I feel like I needed to, but he was respectful enough to ask. We had a really nice conversation. It’s important to him. And hey, I want the kid to be successful. He doesn’t need to worry about, ‘Well, I wish I could’ve worn a different jersey. I wish I could’ve worn a number.’
“If this is one less thing that puts any problems out there or issues out there for him or statements or comments, let’s make his life as easy possible so that we can get the success from him that we’re hoping and expecting.”
The No. 7 has not been worn by a Washington Redskins player in 34 years.
However, it now appears that the number will be returning to the field when Washington kicks off its 2019-20 NFL campaign.