Cheerleaders for Tua Tagovailoa such as Colin Cowherd aren’t the only ones advocating for the Washington Redskins to dump former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins to draft him No. 2 overall. Apparently, there may be legitimate actual discussions in the Washington front office to make that a reality.
According to NFL insider Mike Silver, Washington head coach Ron Rivera and owner Dan Snyder discussed Haskins’ status before the former was even hired. Per the report, drafting a QB No. 2 overall is “a very real possibility.” Tua Tagovailoa’s health would obviously be a factor in the decision though.
Last year the Washington Redskins drafted Haskins No. 15 overall. But the team didn’t start Haskins until midseason – after they already fired head coach Jay Gruden.
In seven starts, Haskins went 2-5 with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The Redskins finished with a 3-13 record – their worst since 2013.
I also stated on @nflnetwork that Ron Rivera and Washington owner Dan Snyder has conversations about Dwayne Haskins, and the QBs in this draft, long before Rivera was officially hired. Drafting a QB at 2 is a very real possibility, especially if Tua is deemed healthy.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) February 28, 2020
It wouldn’t be a totally unprecedented move for Washington to give up on a first-round QB after one year (not now at least).
Last year the Arizona Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray No. 1 overall despite having traded up to draft Josh Rosen 10th overall in 2018. As it turns out, the Cardinals made the right choice as Murray went on to win Rookie of the Year honors.
Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, Washington have a new head coach and front office. There aren’t a whole lot of people left in the organization to even defend Haskins from a possible change.
Will Washington really give up on Haskins after one year and draft Tua Tagovailoa?