When Ron Rivera took over as Washington head coach in early January, he challenged second-year pro Dwayne Haskins to take command of the starting quarterback position.
What that meant, in full, was for Haskins to take command of the job both on the field and off of it. That's exactly what the 23-year-old did this summer, as Haskins reshaped his body and arrived at training camp ready to take over the starting QB gig.
Haskins did his job and that's why Rivera was proud to announce him as the team's starting quarterback last week.
Just two days before Haskins was officially named the starter, Washington held a practice at FedEx Field, the first -- and only -- time the team would play at its home stadium before the regular-season opener on Sept. 13 against the Eagles.
Haskins was Mic'd up by NBC Sports Washington throughout that session, and the quarterback was seen multiple times praising his teammates every time they made a play.
First, Haskins compliments fellow second-year pro - and former Ohio State teammate - Terry McLaurin after he scores a touchdown, saying "good route." McLaurin responded saying "that was a great ball."
Throughout the session, Haskins was upbeat, constantly telling his teammates "Here we go! Here we go!" and "Stay up! Stay up!"
At the end of the clip, the camera captured Rivera and Haskins chatting, with the head coach telling his young passer not to be afraid to call out his receivers when they make a mistake.
It's that type of leadership and accountability that Rivera wants to see from his starting quarterback. And based on everything Haskins has shown thus far in camp, he seems eager and ready to deliver.