Dwayne Haskins received a demotion earlier in the week, going from starter to third-stringer, and multiple sources tell Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that they believe Washington will trade the former No. 15 overall pick before the November 3 trade deadline.
The relationship between Haskins and Ron Rivera‘s coaching staff has reportedly turned toxic.
“[W]hat they’ll tell you in that building is that [Haskins] is a project who was drafted by the owner and his son. That’s the bottom line there. Allen is their guy. They think he fits their system. They didn’t really want anything to do with Haskins from the beginning,” one Washington Football Team staffer tells La Canfora.
Haskins, who was a favorite of team owner Dan Snyder, was drafted by the previous regime. He isn’t expected to see much practice time, thus preventing him from earning his way back into the starting lineup.
Haskins isn’t with Washington as they face the Rams on Sunday. The 2019 No. 15 overall pick has an illness (non-COVID-19) and will remain home. Former Panthers QB Kyle Allen is getting the start today, though with Washington remaining in the playoff hunt by virtue of being in the weak NFC East, Rivera is likely to hand over the job to Alex Smith sooner than later, as La Canfora details in a separate piece.