NFL insider claims Redskins’ Dwayne Haskins has worst situation of any quarterback in the league
The Washington Redskins got a potential game-breaking defensive star when they selected former Ohio State edge-rusher Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
But while Young’s addition to the front seven gives Washington more hope on that side of the ball, one NFL insider said the Redskins are still putting quarterback Dwayne Haskins in a bad position.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com said Haskins might be in the worst situation of any signal-caller in the league (via Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington):
During a recent episode of the Around the NFL podcast, Rosenthal delivered the following scorching line of analysis.
“No quarterback in the league, I think if you look at whole situation — offensive line, coach, receivers, everything — I don’t know if anyone has a worse situation than Dwayne Haskins,” he said. “He is set up to fail.”
Haskins was underwhelming in his rookie season.
The former Ohio State star went 2-5 in seven starts, completing under 59 percent of his pass attempts and throwing just seven touchdowns against seven interceptions. Haskins also averaged 5.9 adjusted yards gained per pass attempt, according to Pro Football Reference.
But, as Rosenthal suggested, a lot of things were out of Haskins’ control. He was sacked 29 times in nine total games. Not to mention, Terry McLaurin was the only real receiving threat out wide.
Indeed, the Redskins did not do much to improve their offensive personnel this offseason. They selected Memphis hybrid Antonio Gibson in the second round of the draft, later adding offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles in the third. However, Washington failed to add an impact player at the skill positions.
Perhaps a healthy Derrius Guice and a stronger running game will help Haskins develop. But the Redskins are asking a lot from their second-year quarterback given an underwhelming receiving corps and suspect offensive line.