In just over a weeks time Dwayne Haskins has gone from the starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team to third-string and now reportedly finds himself on the trading block. According to Jason La Canfora, Washington could be looking to deal the former Ohio State quarterback by the end of the month.
Haskins certainly wasn’t drafted into the greatest situation in Washington and was thrown into the fire as a rookie last season posting a 2-5 record as a starter. Washington is still in more rebuild mode than not this season with Ron Rivera in his first year as the team’s head coach and in his four starts before being benched, Haskins went 1-3, threw just four touchdowns, and completed just 61% of his passes. Add those numbers to the report that he’s lacked in the work ethic department since the season began and it’s clear to see why Washington elected to bench him.
All signs are pointing to the idea that the Haskins era is over in D.C. less than two years after being drafted 15th overall in 2019.
Given the fact that he’s only 23-years-old and a former first-round pick one may assume that he could fetch something respectable on the trade market, but according to former Washington tight end Chris Cooley that won’t be the case at all.
Cooley, who think it’s a bad sign that Haskins couldn’t find success under two different coaching staffs, doesn’t even believe he is worth a conditional third-round pick on the market right now.
“You’re not getting a second. I doubt you’re getting a third,” Cooley said on the Kevin Sheehan Show on Monday. “I doubt you’re getting a conditional third. I think you start to entertain what comes up in the fourth.”
“No one is going to endorse him.”
Those may seem like harsh words from Cooley, but they’re likely accurate. Haskins has shown brief flashes of his ability as a starting quarterback in the NFL, but likely needs to land on a team with plenty of weapons on the offensive side of the ball to succeed. A team will likely take a shot on him if the price is right, but as it stands now the future for Haskins in the league is a complete guess.