Dwayne Haskins trade? Washington QB would welcome it

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Once the Washington Football Team opted to bench quarterback Dwayne Haskins ahead of Week 5, it became clear that the former first-round pick likely did not have a future in the nation’s capital. In fact, Haskins was relegated to No. 3 duties. Now, less than a week before the NFL trade deadline, Haskins wants out of dodge.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was the first to report the news. Wasting away on the bench and amid some drama in D.C., Haskins would prefer a change of scenery.

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Dwayne Haskins trade: Is it likely?

That’s the million dollar question with less than a week to go before the deadline. Any team acquiring Haskins would likely be looking more at the 2021 season and moving forward than the remainder of the 2020 campaign.

His struggles in Washington coupled with learning a new system make it virtually impossible that Haskins could make an immediate impact. This could lead us to believe that Washington might wait until after the season if the team doesn’t get the offer it wants.

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Washington Football Team news: Who might show interest in trading for Haskins?

Washington QB Dwayne Haskins during game against Ravens
Oct 4, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) attempts a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Unlike other players on the trade block, interest in Haskins would not be limited to contending teams. Franchises like the Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots could show interest.

It’s all about value.

The No. 15 overall pick back in 2019, Haskins would not come close to netting a first-round pick. It would likely be similar to the Arizona Cardinals’ trade of Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins in the spring of 2019. That is to say, a second-round pick.

Even then, that might be too much for teams to offer given Haskins struggles under center thus far in his NFL career.

Dwayne Haskins stats

  • 2019: 58.6 completion %, 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns, seven interceptions (76.1 rating)
  • 2020: 61.0 completion %, 939 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions (80.3 rating)

Taking into account those numbers and a perceived rift between Haskins and the Washington’ organization, any team acquiring him would be buying on the low. That’s for sure.