Few questioned whether the Washington Football Team made a smart choice when they took Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick of the 2019 NFL draft. He had a brilliant season as the Buckeyes starter in 2018, not to mention his size, pocket presence, accuracy, and arm that NFL coaches covet.
But being a superstar in college does not mean someone is going to be a superstar in the NFL. After a rough rookie season, there was hope he could evolve into a decent starter this year. But after four poor starts, Washington head coach Ron Rivera decided he had seen enough, for now.
Rivera says he has not quit on Haskins, but it does not look like he is getting back in the lineup anytime soon. So, what does the future hold for Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Football Team?
- Haskins start again this season (Non-injury)
- No -150
- Yes +110
When you hear talk about Haskins bragging about his stats after a loss, you wonder if he is ever going to see the field again on game day. Thoughts like that make it clear that his priorities are not what they should be.
But maybe that is why Ron Rivera demoted him down to third string. He wanted Haskins to get as far away from the field as possible without cutting him. Hopefully, he gains some perspective, realizes what a golden opportunity he is screwing up, and comes back with his head on straight.
If he does, and Rivera decides he has seen enough of Kyle Allen and Alex Smith, Haskins will be back in the lineup at some point this season—whether someone else gets injured or not.
- Washington draft a QB in the 1st round of 2021
- No -120
- Yes -120
If they go with a QB in the first round, it will not be with their first pick (which will be top five) unless Trevor Lawrence is available. With so many other needs and some great players at different positions available, they are more likely to fill another pressing need first and then trade back in late in the round.
That is if they want a quarterback in the first round. But they could just as easily get a good one with their second-round pick if they want one.
- Will Dwayne Haskins be Traded Before Deadline
- No -400
- Yes +250
Right now, they are unlikely to trade him. But not because they think highly of him or think he can be salvaged. They will struggle to find a trade partner because he has not shown any talent worth trading for. He has no value.
If Washington were to get an offer for him, it would probably be a sixth or seventh-round pick at most. For a guy they took with the 15th pick in the draft, they will want more.
So—how should you bet at your Indiana Sportsbook?
Washington will want to give him another chance before the end of the season to see if he is worth holding onto. They are unlikely to take another quarterback in the first round and will probably not trade him.
Take yes, no, and then no, again.