Report: Redskins told Tua Tagovailoa they aren’t sold on Dwayne Haskins

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The buzz surrounding Tua Tagovailoa and the Washington Redskins is reaching a fevered pitch, and it’s looking more like Dwayne Haskins is seen as a mistake.

Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Sunday that Washington head coach Ron Rivera told Tagovailoa during a meeting with the former ‘Bama star that he wants to draft him to compete with Haskins.

“They felt like Dwayne was not the guy right now,” a source shared, per Deen. “They want to bring in Tua, just get it going and compete.”

Now, it’s not exactly a secret that Washington is looking for anther quarterback. Rivera made that crystal clear with comments he made before the Combine, noting Haskins isn’t the “anointed” starter.

Adding fuel to the fire, a report from Mike Silver of NFL Network on Saturday indicated Washington “absolutely” will consider taking Tagovailoa if he’s seen as fully healthy heading into the draft.

The thing is, if Washington is serious about bringing Tagovailoa in this spring, the franchise should just rip the bandage all the way off and send Haskins packing like Arizona did a year ago when Josh Rosen had the same thing happen to him.