3 Teams That Should Trade for Dwayne Haskins
In a head-scratching move, the Washington Football Team has benched Dwayne Haskins. The 2019 first-round pick struggled as a rookie, but he's shown some improvement in 2020. In fact, his 90.4 passer rating in Week 4 was the third-highest single-game mark of his career, while his fourth-best was an 88.3 in Week 2.
Since Washington appears to be giving up on him just as he flashes the most potential, now may be the time to try to get a solid return for him in a trade. These three teams should come calling.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers elected not to add much young depth behind 38-year-old Ben Roethlisberger last offseason, even though it's now clear that Mason Rudolph is not their QB of the future. Trading for Haskins and giving him some time to develop behind Big Ben could set the Steelers up for a smooth transition into the post-Roethlisberger era. Fans in Pittsburgh would not take kindly to a true rebuild, and adding Haskins could help avoid that.
2. New York Jets
Sam Darnold may not be as much of a problem as Adam Gase is for the New York Jets, but after 30 games he's starting to run out of excuses. His 4.9 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) in 2020 rank 31st among qualifying passers, and even his career average of 6.1 would rank just 27th. Jets fans are obviously hoping to land Trevor Lawrence, but if they stumble into a couple of wins they may find themselves out of the running and needing to go with a backup plan like Haskins.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be happy with Blaine Gabbert as the backup QB right now, but that's not going to leave them in a good place when the short Tom Brady era ends. It's not likely that Josh Rosen is the answer either. The Bucs' offense is full of talent, and joining Bruce Arians with a chance to learn behind Brady would put Haskins in the perfect spot to realize his full potential.
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