Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, there was speculation that the Washington Redskins could select a quarterback with the No. 2 pick. Despite the rumors, Dwayne Haskins revealed what Ron Rivera told him throughout the slew of reports.
“Throughout the whole process Ron was just telling me to trust him,” Haskins said via NBC Sports Washington. “I did so it worked out.”
Last year, the Redskins selected Haskins with the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in hopes he could be their long-term solution at quarterback. However, Washington had a complete overhaul on the coaching staff, including the addition of Rivera at head coach.
Seeing that Rivera would have some control over the roster, some believed that Tua Tagovailoa could be the choice at No. 2 in this year's draft. Instead, Rivera chose Chase Young, providing some assurance in Haskins moving forward.
Haskins was able to make seven starts in his rookie season a year ago, with some highs and lows during his time under center. In his defense, the Redskins were a complete mess, firing Jay Gruden before the season ended.
After a chaotic rookie season, Haskins is poised to have a chance to show why he was a first-round pick in 2019. Additionally, he'll have more weapons at his disposal after the Redskins selected Antonio Gibson and Antonio Gandy-Golden in this year's draft.
With a new regime in place, Washington is hoping that Haskins can begin showing his potential in his second season in the NFL. At the least, it appears that Haskins has Rivera's trust and confidence heading into 2020.