October 14, 2020 | 9:07pm

Two second-year quarterbacks, both drafted in the first round, both playing under their second head coach.

One benched for too much losing. One with an unshakeable grip on starting despite too much losing.

These are the divergent paths of the Giants’ Daniel Jones and Washington’s Dwayne Haskins, who were drafted No. 6 and No. 15, respectively. They would be squaring off Sunday for the third time, but Haskins was demoted to third-string after a 1-3 start dropped his career record to 3-10 with 11 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.

“We didn’t have the offseason you would’ve liked to have had in terms of his chance to develop,” Washington first-year coach Ron Rivera said. “We gave him every rep with the [starters] for several weeks, and then we gave him a chance to play four straight games. We didn’t see the growth that we thought you needed.”

Debate raged 18 months ago over whether the Giants should take a quarterback at No. 6 or go pass rusher and grab a quarterback later in the first round. Scouts and analysts were split on whether Jones, a three-year starter for mediocre Duke, or Haskins, a one-year record-setter at powerhouse Ohio State, was the better prospect.

The jury still is out on Jones, who is 3-15 as a starter, has committed a turnover in all but one of 18 career games and hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in four straight games. But the early verdict suggests the Giants — aware of some immaturity red flags in Haskins’ background that have manifested in the NFL — were right to favor Jones.

Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins
Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins greet each other after a game last season.AP

As Washington is reported to be shopping Haskins for a trade, while he misses practices with an unspecified illness, and possibly preparing to head back to the quarterback-draft sweepstakes, Joe Judge and Giants assistant coaches are doubling down on full confidence in the inherited Jones.

“I certainly appreciate their support,” Jones said. “I’m certainly working as hard as I can to improve and take coaching and help this offense move forward.”

The timing of Rivera’s decision to promote Kyle Allen — who learned Rivera’s offensive playbook during two years together with the Panthers — and veteran Alex Smith ahead of Haskins was linked to the schedule: Four of the next six games are against division opponents, with a chance to make a move in the lowly NFC East.

Similarly, the Giants are playing the second of five games in a six-week stretch against division opponents. Yet they made no change — and Rivera understands why from afar.

“Especially if you watch last week, the young man is progressing,” Rivera said. “And it’s a new system and it’s probably a system that’s a little bit more demanding, too, for him. I like who he is, I like the way he plays. The philosophy of, ‘You’ve got to protect him and put good players around him,’ I think that’s where the Giants are headed.”

Rivera subscribes to the theory that 5,000 reps is the point at which things should click for a young player. Judge simply believes in the power of repetition for Jones correcting mistakes.

“This guy is still a young guy,” Judge said. “We’re working on getting him really comfortable within the scheme, handling different situations. But I’ve seen a lot of progress from Daniel. I’m pleased with the way he’s played for the most part to this point.”