The future of quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ career with the Washington Redskins is extremely unclear. No one knows if the Redskins plan to go forward with him as the team’s starter or if they want to draft a new quarterback. With nothing being clear right now, Haskins could be in an uncomfortable situation pretty soon.
Dwayne Haskins had a tough rookie season with the Redskins
For the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2018, Dwayne Haskins was a great quarterback. Haskins threw for 4,831 yards with the Buckeyes to go with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He ultimately finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that season and he led Ohio State to a 13-1 overall record.
His dominance at Ohio State led to the Washington Redskins selecting him with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
The Redskins were awful in 2019 as they went 3-13 overall. They seemed to constantly put Haskins in tough situations too. He ultimately struggled in his first season. In nine games and seven starts, Haskins threw for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He had a 2-5 record as a starter.
However, in his final two starts, Haskins threw for 394 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. That’s in addition to completing 72.1% of his passes. He ultimately had a 131.4 passer rating in those two games too, according to CBS Sports.
Ron Rivera won’t commit to the former Buckeye
The Redskins just hired head coach Ron Rivera this offseason. Rivera coached the Carolina Panthers last season. He spent eight-and-a-half seasons with the Panthers and had a lot of success. He took the Panthers to the playoffs four times and to the Super Bowl in the 2015 season. The Panthers went 15-1 during that 2015 season.
Since Rivera just got to Washington, he did not draft Haskins last season so he does not have any loyalty to him. The Redskins also traded for Kyle Allen this offseason who started 12 games for the Panthers last season. So with all of that, Rivera won’t quite commit to Haskins.
“He’s got that type of potential, but he’s got to grow into it,” Rivera said at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, according to CBS Sports. “Nothing will be given. He’s not anointed, that’s for doggone sure. I expect him to come in and compete and work, and we’ll see what happens.”Ron Rivera
Having the No. 2 pick in this year’s NFL draft, many experts predict that the Redskins will select former Ohio State defensive end, Chase Young. However, they could potentially pick a QB like former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Rivera also said at the combine that the team is looking at everything. He said, “Everything is possible. Everything is an option. Everything we do, we’re going to decide as a group, and we’ll go from there,” according to NFL.com.
Fans can watch the draft with Haskins and other players
With the 2020 NFL draft being held virtually due to COVID-19, the Redskins announced that they are doing a virtual draft experience. They plan to do a live stream broadcast that fans can watch during the draft. The team announced that the broadcast will feature “celebrity guests, influencers, Redskins coaches, and current and former Redskins players.”
The team only announced two specific players that will take part in it. One of them was Haskins.
So, could Dwayne Haskins be on the Redskins’ live-stream broadcast while the team drafts another quarterback? He very well could be. One would hope that the Redskins would not have him do it if they knew that they were going to draft another quarterback. However, who knows how much of a role the coaches and the front office members have in the planning of this.
For Haskins’ sake, let’s hope that they do not select a new QB. Embarrassment aside, he proved towards the end of last season that he certainly deserves a chance.