Redskins makes decision on QB Jameis Winston
The Washington Redskins have a franchise-altering choice to make at quarterback this offseason, and that won’t include Jameis Winston. According to ESPN’s John Keim, Washington is not considering the option of signing Winston.
FWIW: there is no chance of the Redskins acquiring Jameis Winston. Spoke to a source earlier this morning.
— John Keim (@john_keim) March 19, 2020
Last offseason, the Redskins drafted Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the draft. However, despite his early selection, there was a rift within Washington’s franchise on whether or not Haskins was the right guy.
After Case Keenum and Colt McCoy started under center, Haskins received his first career start in Week 9 of the 2019 season. In his final three starts of the season, the former Buckeye showed promise, throwing for 564 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception.
Considering the circumstances, Haskins proved that he has some potential with the Redskins. But with Ron Rivera manning the ship now, it remains to be seen if Haskins is the starter in 2020. While Haskins’ future hangs in the balance, Winston won’t be signing with Washington this offseason.
This past season, Winston recorded a career-high 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. At the same time, he continued to falter with his decision-making, throwing 30 interceptions.
Seeing that Winston isn’t a target for the Redskins, Washington is doing their homework on the incoming draft class. With the No. 2 pick, the Redskins could go a variety of ways when they are on the clock.
Of course, most people believe that Washington is going to select Chase Young, arguably the best player in the draft. On the other hand, they could become fixated on either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert. Regardless of who they choose as their starter in 2020, their last name won’t be Winston.