Ron Rivera is a liar! Of course, when he said he hasn’t given up on Dwayne Haskins, we knew it was BS. The latest reports suggest that Haskins likely won’t finish the season on the roster. There is a “strong expectation” that Washington trades Haskins.
VIA Jason La Canfora:
“Washington coach Ron Rivera spoke last week about quarterback Dwayne Haskins having a future in the organization despite being benched just four games into this coaching regime, but few executives around the NFL are buying it. The situation between the quarterback, who was drafted 15th overall just 16 months ago, and Rivera’s staff is already fairly toxic, and multiple sources within the organization believe a trade by the end of the month is the most likely outcome.
Some rival executives have already begun looking at film of the former Ohio State star, anticipating him being moved in the coming weeks, with Kyle Allen — who has deep ties to this coaching staff — taking over as starter, veteran Alex Smith now the No. 2 quarterback and Haskins demoted all the way to third string.”
La Canfora also adds a bunch of interesting tid bits in his column.
*Haskins has been advised that a trade would be by far the best thing for him. Totally agree!
*Ron Rivera is a liar and wants nothing to do with Haskins. He may say otherwise but views him as a project and a guy he didn’t draft.
The problem is Washington has handled this so poorly that they won’t get anything in return. Arizona did it the right way with Josh Rosen. They knew he wasn’t their guy, which is fine. However, they let him finish the season and received a second-round pick in return. Washington won’t get anything close to that.