Redskins’ Urban Meyer reacts to Dwayne Haskins struggles in his rookie season
Former Ohio State Buckeyes champion head coach Urban Meyer has a few thoughts on his college quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, now with the Washington Redskins.
The rising sophomore did not have a stellar rookie season for the Redskins, who selected him in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but Meyer still thinks Haskins will turn out to be a fine signal-caller.
“My concern about Dwayne wasn’t so much about maturity, it was about lack of experience,” Meyer said while talking on FS1’s “Speak for Yourself.” “He had the best quarterback year in the history of Ohio State — one of the best years in the history of college football for a quarterback. However, it was one year.”
“To think he’s ready to go lead a franchise immediately — you know the NFL is such a different game, it’s such a fast game — everybody’s an all-star,” Meyer said. “My concerns were only that lack of experience. I think he’s going to be fine if they stick with him.”
“What’s the common denominator?” Urban asked, rhetorically. “It’s ‘will they surround him with good players?’”
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Haskins could be in trouble if rumors about the Redskins wavering on Buckeye edge rusher Chase Young in favor for Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 2 pick one year after the Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, abruptly trading the former first-round quarterback selection Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins, still in need of a QB, appear to be a likely destination for Tagovailoa. The Redskins, however, get to pick before Miami.
Haskins did not have much to work with on offense, and the Redskins, even if they do take Young with the second overall pick, have to pick up the pieces and surround their second-year gunslinger with better talent, as Urban Meyer suggests in his recent remarks about his Ohio State signal-caller.