2019 NFL Draft prospect Dwayne Haskins is fine with idea of becoming next Giants quarterback
Although the New York Giants still have a puncher’s chance of making it to the playoffs, the safer bet remains that of them missing the boat to the postseason, which means a higher pick in the upcoming draft. If they are looking for a new quarterback, then Ohio State Buckeyes redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins is one they consider.
After all, Haskins already expressed his interest in becoming a Giants quarterback in the future, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.
“It would be pretty nice,” the Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist said Saturday before finishing third in the voting, behind winner Kyler Murray and runner-up Tua Tagovailoa.
The Giants’ offense has long been helmed by two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, but he’s on the twilight portion of his NFL-playing career. Manning can still come up big in games, but his age and decline in play have made it abundantly clear that the Giants are not going to have him under center for long.
While the Giants could consider Haskins in next year’s draft, he should declare for it first. Haskins remains undecided about his future. His current focus is on the upcoming showdown with the Washington Huskies in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.
In his first year as the starter for the Buckeyes, Haskins finished first in the nation in passing yards (4,580) and touchdowns (47). He finished third behind Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa in the voting for the 2018 Heisman Trophy award.