As we all know, Dwayne Haskins has been demoted from being a franchise quarterback to a third-string quarterback. The Washington Football Team didn’t give him much time to grow, and they never gave him the weapons he needed to succeed. During the last practice, even the practice squad quarterback received snaps and Haskins nothing.
With the demotion, let’s talk about six destination spots that Dwayne Haskins could land in.
These six spots are :
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Atlanta Falcons
- New England Patriots
- Indianapolis Colts
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders obviously don’t have a problem at the starting quarterback position with Derek Carr reemerging. The problem they have is with the backup Marcus Mariota.
Mariota has just been taken off the IR list. He made a living on IR as the starter with the Tennessee Titans. Dwayne Haskins would be an upgrade from Marcus Mariota, and he would be able to learn under a veteran like Derek Carr.
The problem with Mariota is his contract. The Raiders are shelling out a lot of cash for a backup that hasn’t been healthy most of his career. This will be an interesting development if it happens.
5. Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan is the Atlanta Falcons quarterback who has one thing against him, time. The aging quarterback missed his Superbowl window four seasons ago. Throughout his career, he has been lucky to have an extreme amount of weapons.
Dwayne Haskins needs weapons, and the Falcons have a great one-two punch in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. He will be behind Ryan for a year or two, gaining knowledge from a stat machine.
The Atlanta Falcons could trade a second or third-day pick and still fill holes for a final run with Matt Ryan. Then Haskins can inherit a team with everything he never had in Washington.
4. New England Patriots
Trading Dwayne Haskins to New England is simple. Cam Newton is on a one-year deal and could be signed again barring injury. His backup quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are just plain bad. Jarrett Stidham has a 38.5 completion percentage and a 39.4 quarterback rating. Brian Hoyer isn’t much better with a 59.4 rating.
If Haskins needs to develop, the best way to do that is under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. It would be beneficial to trade a fourth or a fifth for Haskins and move on from one of the backups.
3. Indianapolis Colts
Phillip Rivers is the starting quarterback for the Colts on a one-year deal. The aging quarterback might be done after this season. Jacoby Brissett is their backup, but the Colts are not sold on him for the future. Jacob Eason is their third quarterback now, but they weren’t happy with him in training camp. With Dwayne Haskins’s potential, the Colts can groom him under Rivers and a year of Brissett if needed.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Of course, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the best all-time in Tom Brady. He is on a two-year deal, and they have Blaine Gabbert is currently the backup. Haskins could sit and learn under the best, compete with Gabbert or take the starting job when Brady moves on. The chance to develop under Bruce Arians would not hurt either.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
The ultimate trade destination for Dwayne Haskins would be the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is aging and is now more injury-prone than ever. His backups have proven that they are not the answer.
Dwayne Haskins can easily fit in the short term if Roethlisberger gets hurt again, but he can also be a perfect fit long term. If a struggling mobile quarterback like Haskins needs development, Roethlisberger is the quarterback you want to develop under.
The Steelers need to try and get Haskins for a fourth or fifth-round pick. They wasted a second-round pick on Mason Rudolph. Why not spend a fourth or fifth on a first-round talent that needs to develop correctly.
7Dwayne Haskins still has some major talent to tap into. He needs the right team to tap into the full potential of that talent. Since he was demoted to third-string, it is logical to say he could be a trade possibility soon. Haskins should be worth at minimum a fourth or fifth-round pick. If Washington is lucky, they could get a third, but that is hard to believe.
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