Haskins wore the No. 7 all throughout college.
After being passed up by the New York Giants and a few other teams in need of a quarterback, Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins was finally selected 15th overall by the Washington Redskins. Haskins is excited to show the world what he can do and potentially place himself amongst some Redskins greats. One of those legends is Joe Theismann who likes Haskins, wore the number 7. Theismann's number isn't retired by the team, although they have taken it out of the rotation. Recently, Haskins reached out to Theismann to ask if he could wear it and as it turns out, Theismann said yes.
"I just got off the phone with Dwayne just a little while ago, and I told him it was OK to wear No. 7," Theismann told 106.7 The Fan. "Given him permission. Not that I felt like I needed to, but he was respectful enough to ask.
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"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 as possible, so that we can get the success from him that we're hoping and expecting."
Theismann is the team's all-time leader in passing and even won a Super Bowl with the team back in 1983.