DeAngelo Hall has hot take on Dwayne Haskins’ future with Redskins
The Washington Redskins are going through yet another transitional process with players coming and going and a new head coach calling the shots. Ron Rivera has taken the helm in the nation’s capital and has some plans for the future, especially at the quarterback position.
Last season, it was a waiting game to see when Dwayne Haskins would get the nod. When he ultimately did get his shot, he didn’t instill much confidence that he was the right man for the job under center. Now, with Rivera being the leader on the sideline, the team has brought in Kyle Allen from the Carolina Panthers shedding even more doubt on Haskins’ future.
“The jury is still out on this kid,” DeAngelo Hall said on NFL Network.
Hall, a former Redskins star, believes that Haskins won’t be the long-term starter for Washington and may not even win the starting job over Allen to start next season.
“With Kyle Allen breathing down your throat you are not going to be able to make many mistakes. I love the kid but I don’t know how [Haskins] wins the starting job. I really don’t, with Ron Rivera knowing Kyle Allen. They traded a fifth-round pick for him.”
Obviously, there’s a long way to go before training camp gets underway, especially with the country on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, but Allen likely already has Rivera’s confidence from their time together on the Panthers. Allen took over for an injured Cam Newton and did better than expected, even though he had his fair share of struggles along the way.
It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out in Washington with the new regime led by Rivera and the recent acquisition of Allen. Clearly, the quarterback controversy is already underway, and the pressure is on for Haskins to prove his worth.