Redskins’ Ron Rivera says Dwayne Haskins will ‘understand’ team’s interest in quarterbacks
The Washington Redskins have made it clear that all options are on the table with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. They followed it up by confirming their plans to meet with some of the best quarterback prospects such as LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.
This has obviously raised questions about where the new regime stands with quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Rivera feels Haskins will not have an issue, Redskins Talk podcast on NBC Sports Washington:
“I think Dwayne is smart enough to understand,” Rivera said. “I really do. It’s been a neat development of a relationship right now between he and I. I think the one thing that I really do appreciate is his hard work already. And I think that’s what everybody needs, to just take a step back and understand that all we’re doing is our due diligence.”
Rivera’s comments are certainly understandable considering all the options Washington has with the second overall pick. Many teams have pegged them to take Ohio State defensive end Chase Young since they used a first-rounder on Haskins last year. Regardless, this has not stopped the team from doing their homework.
Despite Rivera’s confidence, it remains to be seen just how understanding Haskins is of the situation. He is coming off a rough rookie campaign with this struggling Washington team and still has yet to confirm his status as bonafide franchise quarterback.
It is safe to say that Haskins is hoping to avoid a similar fate to Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen had been taken in the first round until a change to the coaching staff saw them go in a different direction under center after taking Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.