There was plenty of chatter about the Redskins taking Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft, leading many to believe the team didn’t have faith in Dwayne Haskins as the long-term starter. The franchise ultimately took Chase Young with their top selection and the team has since publicly embraced Haskins, who was the club’s first-round pick in 2019.
Doug Williams, who led Washington to a Super Bowl victory in 1992, believes Haskins has one of the best arms among all the young signal-callers in the league.
“I don’t care who came out this year, last year, there’s not a quarterback that’s come out in the last two years that has the ability – from an arm strength standpoint and arm talent – that Dwayne Haskins has,” Williams said (via NBC Sports).
Haskins didn’t have the best rookie year. Seven touchdowns with seven interceptions; 56.8 completion percentage and 6.7 Yards/attempt. He is expected to improve on those numbers, though we shouldn’t expect an offensive surge, as the former No. 15 overall pick is expected to be more of a game manager in 2020.
There’s reason to believe the Redskins will improve over last year’s 3-13 record, though by how much is a major question mark.
Only the Dolphins had a worse point differential than the Redskins, a metric that is more valuable than the previous year’s win totals when projecting future outcomes in the NFL.
This is a year for Rivera to build in Washington. It’s hard to imagine the coach getting new schemes in place perfectly with the coronavirus altering offseason activities. Fan Duel has the O/U at 5.0 (-120/+100).