It doesn’t look like Dwayne Haskins’ nightmare in Washington will end before the NFL trade deadline. The Washington Football Team has all but moved on from Haskins, who was selected No. 15
It doesn’t look like Dwayne Haskins’ nightmare in Washington will end before the NFL trade deadline.
The Washington Football Team has all but moved on from Haskins, who was selected No. 15 overall approximately 18 months ago and recently demoted to third-string. But despite earlier trade optimism, NBC Sports’ Peter King reported on Monday that the team may only be able to flip the former first-rounder for a late-round draft pick should they try to move him before Tuesday.
“I think I find it hard to believe that a team would trade anything but a day-three draft pick for Dwayne Haskins by Tuesday’s trading deadline,” King wrote in his weekly FMIA column. “First, he was not universally loved coming out of Ohio State, and most people around Washington believe owner Daniel Snyder had his fingers on the draft-grade scale before the team picked him 15th overall in 2019.”
Haskins is on the trading block “for the right price,” according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The recent reports come in the wake of Haskins’ benching in October for undrafted free agent Kyle Allen ahead of Week 5. He was also moved behind Alex Smith, who hadn’t appeared in a NFL game since 2018, on the Washington depth chart.
“Second, he hasn’t played well, although you certainly can’t draw any firm conclusions after 11 starts,” King added. “Third, what would you think as an evaluator if the team that drafted Haskins 15th overall in 2019 demoted him to number three quarterback early in 2020?”
The Highland Park, N.J. native was drafted under the Jay Gruden regime and has a close relationship with the Snyder family; he attended the Bullis School with Snyder’s son in Potomac, Md. Gruden was fired five games into the 2019 season and was replaced in the offseason by former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera (also ousted in-season).
Haskins has 11 career starts (13 appearances) and has completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 2,304 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. This year, he has not clicked with the coaching staff and Rivera, who “saw enough” of the 23-year-old before his benching, but has been given very little support in his short tenure. Washington has one noteworthy pass-catcher in second-year receiver Terry McLaurin and a hapless offensive line that has frequently left Haskins exposed and has allowed the second-most sacks per game in the NFL (3.7).
The Washington Post reported Sunday that the team “hasn’t received calls” for its young QB or defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, who’s also being shopped.