College: Ohio State | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 5/3/1997
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins is learning his second offense in as many NFL seasons, but has impressed the new coaching staff with his knowledge in virtual meetings. Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said Haskins is learning quickly and "speaking the language" of his offense, despite not being able to get on the field with the sophomore signal-caller. The former first-round pick is favored to start for Washington, but new head coach Ron Rivera said backup Kyle Allen would have an advantage in a QB truncated QB competition thanks to playing for Rivera in Carolina last season. Haskins struggled as a rookie, but showed promise down the stretch throwing five touchdowns to one interception in his last three games. Haskins is worth taking a flyer on as a backup QB in fantasy, and still has upside as a dynasty prospect.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. revealed on his Twitter account that he has slimmed down to 220 pounds this offseason after being listed at 230 pounds in his rookie season in 2019. The former Ohio State star looked like a deer in headlights at times last year, but he did make some progress to close out the year in his first season. The 23-year-old will be the full-time starter from Week 1, and the 'Skins will be hoping he can take a step forward after he completed 58.6 percent of his 203 attempts for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games (seven starts) last year. He'll have plenty of backfield help and some weapons in the passing game with Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims and rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden, but fantasy owners should still expect plenty of ups and downs.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins was given a vote of confidence by new head coach Ron Rivera in an interview with The Sports Junkies Thursday morning. Rivera said drafting Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at number two overall was never a real option, mentioning they feel good about what they saw from Haskins last season. While Haskins occasionally flashed the talent that made him a top-15 pick in 2019s draft, he also had his struggles. In nine games, he threw just seven touchdowns to go with seven interceptions while completing less than 60 percent of his passes. Hell need to show improvement in year two to be more than a QB2 for fantasy.
With the 108th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected LSU offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles. Despite off the field issues with the Tigers that kept him from playing at times, Charles is a talented player who had the skill set to be a Day 2 pick. With Washington trading Trent Williams on Saturday, the team had the need to add an offensive lineman, and if Charles is able to stay out of trouble, hell have a chance to contribute to this line. Replacing Trent Williams is a tall ask, though, but if Charles reaches his potential, hell add needed protection for quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Washington Redskins three-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Brandon Scherff is signing his $15-plus million franchise tender on Tuesday, according to a source. If there is a training camp, he will be required to be there. Scherff, 28, has missed most of the past two seasons due to injuries -- 19 games played over that span -- but he is one of the better offensive guards in the NFL when he's on the field. Locking him up long-term is next on the agenda for Washington, and his services will be needed on the offensive line with young quarterback Dwayne Haskins under center.
The Washington Redskins placed their franchise tag on offensive guard Brandon Scherff on Saturday after attempting to sign him to a long-term deal, according to a source. The two sides could still work something out, but this will at least keep him off the open market. One of the best overall guards in the NFL, keeping Scherff around for the long term will be good news for quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Washington's backfield in 2020 and beyond. They will need much better offensive line play if Haskins is to take a step forward in his sophomore season.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is seeking a contract extension that will pay him $20 million per season, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. It's a really high asking price since he'll turn 32 this summer and didn't play at all in 2019, but some teams might be willing to trade for him if they can get him for a mid-round pick. Washington gave Williams permission to seek a trade last week, a sign that they themselves aren't willing to meet his high contract demands. When healthy, the seven-time Pro Bowler is one of the best blind-side protectors in the game. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins could really use one of those in his first full season as the starting quarterback in 2020.
The Washington Redskins gave left tackle Trent Williams permission to seek a trade on Thursday, and teams have already started calling. The Redskins may not be interested in giving Williams the long-term deal that he wants, but they won't just give him away in a trade. And if Williams is dealt to a new team, he'll want a new deal from them that will give him long-term security. The 31-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler sat out all of last season while at odds with the team's former general manager and training staff, but he's ready to play in 2020. It would be great for quarterback Dwayne Haskins' development in his second season if Williams were to stay in D.C., but there's a good chance that won't happen now.
The Washington Redskins are unlikely to trade out of the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft. ESPN's Todd McShay gave it a 10-15 percent chance that the Redskins trade back in the draft. Washington is widely expected to stay put at No. 2 and select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young with that pick. The Redskins know that quarterback Dwayne Haskins, their first-round pick last year, has stuff to work on, but they are optimistic that he can develop into their franchise QB. That would make it unlikely that they'd take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the second overall selection.
The Washington Redskins believe quarterback Dwayne Haskins needs to work on getting the ball out quicker, but that he can make all the necessary throws. They like his pocket presence and have expressed a lot of confidence in his potential. Haskins has been working hard in the offseason and taking it very seriously. ESPN.com's Matthew Berry expects Haskins to open the 2020 season as their starter under center. Haskins looked like a deer in headlights when he was on the field in his rookie season, but the 'Skins also didn't have a ton of weapons at his disposal. Washington is still in rebuild mode, so there should still be a lot of ups and downs and development taking place for Haskins in his second season. He's still a more attractive dynasty asset than one in redraft leagues for 2020.
The Washington Redskins are expected to place the franchise tag on offensive guard Brandon Scherff, according to league sources. The Redskins were planning to have Scherff around in 2020 no matter what, but he's unlikely to receive a long-term extension right now. Scherff was one of the most consistent and productive offensive guards in the NFL last season. The 'Skins need as much help as possible on the offensive line with quarterback Dwayne Haskins heading into his first full season as the team's starter under a complete new coaching staff.
The Washington Redskins have had good conversations with left tackle Trent Williams, but the team's attempt to bring him back in 2020 is an ongoing process, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams is heading into the last year of his contract and has told the team that he either wants his contract redone or to be traded, according to sources familiar with the situation. The 'Skins have pushed the situation to the backburner with the draft and free agency approaching, so it's still possible that Williams won't be back with Washington in 2020 and beyond. The 31-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler would be a huge asset on the blind side for developing quarterback Dwayne Haskins, but it remains to be seen if the two sides can work something out.
The Washington Redskins are growing increasingly hopeful that left tackle Trent Williams will return to the team, as head coach Ron Rivera has made him one of his offseason priorities in trying to get him to return. Williams held out last season because of beef with the team's previous front-office regime and training staff, but those parties are all gone. Rivera and Williams have had positive phone conversations, and it sounds like they have a good shot to retain him. It's all good news for second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who looked a little overmatched in limited playing time in his rookie season. The 'Skins are slowly rebuilding, and having Williams anchor down Haskins' blind side would be huge.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams had a very positive phone conversation with new head coach Ron Rivera, and the next step will be for the two to meet in person as the team tries to mend their relationship with him. The previous regime under general manager Bruce Allen just wanted to trade Williams when they feuded over an issue with his rehab and the medical staff. Now that Allen and the previous medical staff have been replaced, there's a real chance that Rivera and his new coaching staff can convince Williams to return as the starting left tackle. When healthy, Williams is one of the best left tackles in the NFL, so Rivera would love to have him protecting second-year QB Dwayne Haskins to aid in his development in 2020.
The Washington Redskins are hiring ex-Panthers assistant Scott Turner as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, according to a source. This move doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Turner served as the quarterbacks coach under new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera when he was in Carolina. Turner was then promoted to offensive coordinator when Rivera was fired midseason. He'll have his work cut out for him in D.C. for a rebuilding franchise. His task will be to improve young quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Receivers Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. could be special but are still very raw.
The Washington Redskins are making former Panthers coach Ron Rivera their new head coach by giving him a five-year deal, according to sources. The deal is expected to become official when the Redskins announce it on Wednesday. Rivera was one of the most coveted coaches around the league when he was let go by the Panthers this year, and it's a bit surprising that someone of his stature would go to a team that is in need of a rebuild. But Washington has a young quarterback in place (Dwayne Haskins) that Rivera can help mold, and also two impressive young receivers in Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. Rivera's biggest contribution, though, may be in rebuilding Washington's defense.
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (leg), who missed all of the 2019 season while recovering from at least 17 surgeries on his broken right leg, said "without a doubt" that he plans to return to football. Smith's career has been in doubt since he suffered the gruesome injury in 2018, but he's adamant that he wants to come back. It won't be in Washington with Dwayne Haskins leading this rebuilding club as the franchise signal-caller, but Smith could get a shot elsewhere. There's no guarantee that he'll be in line to win a starting job somewhere, though, so Smith remains off the fantasy radar heading into next season.
The Washington Redskins are expected to hire former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera as their next head coach, and he will interview with the team on Monday. Rivera was fired by Carolina this year after a disappointing season. In his nine years as the Panthers head man, Rivera went 76-63-1, including going 3-4 in the postseason and a Super Bowl appearance. If Washington indeed hires him on Monday, Rivera's presence in D.C. will be a huge upgrade over Jay Gruden and Bill Callahan. Rivera's biggest task will be to help quarterback Dwayne Haskins take the next step in Year 2. Rivera and the front office will need to give Haskins more help besides receivers Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr., who will also be heading into their second seasons.
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins (ankle) will miss the Week 17 game against the Cowboys after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 16 against the Giants. His ankle injury will require a few weeks of rest and rehab, so it'll end Haskins' rookie season. It's a shame, too, as he was finally starting to show some improvement the last two weeks in good matchups with the Eagles and Giants. With little help around him, the 22-year-old struggled mightily in nine games, going 119-for-203 (58.6 percent) for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was sacked 29 times. Until Washington's offense gets more playmakers to help out, Haskins' upside will be limited. Case Keenum will start against Dallas this Sunday, giving receivers Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. slightly more fantasy appeal.
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in the Week 16 loss to the Giants, according to sources, but he'll get an MRI exam and other tests on Monday to make sure. Haskins was 12-for-15 for 133 yards and two touchdowns against New York before his injury. If the rookie indeed has a high ankle sprain, he won't be able to suit up in the regular season finale against the Cowboys. With a weak supporting cast, Haskins has mostly struggled in his first season in the NFL and has been a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners. Having Case Keenum under center in Week 17 would actually be better news for receivers Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr.