The fashionable NFL — very like our society at the moment — is all about searching for fast success. Quarterback Josh Rosen discovered that out the exhausting method, and it seems QB Dwayne Haskins could observe in his footsteps.
The stunner: Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera shocked the NFL neighborhood Wednesday when saying his group could be bringing in each high quarterbacks, Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, forward of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Historical past repeating: The Arizona Cardinals fell in love with Kyler Murray through the 2019 NFL Draft cycle and finally traded their first-round quarterback (Josh Rosen) from the earlier 12 months to the Miami Dolphins, taking a loss on the deal.
With Washington, which picks No. 2 general this 12 months, saying that each one choices are on the desk, it seems Haskins might observe in Rosen’s footsteps.
What it means: Rivera, who made it clear Haskins is “not anointed” as Washington’s starter, introduced that his employees isn’t offered on the younger quarterback. He additionally despatched an unstated message to the remainder of the league that Haskins might be had, for the appropriate worth.
- Haskins was Washington’s first-round decide final 12 months (No. 15 general).
- As a rookie, he appeared in 9 video games, incomes seven begins (2-5 document).
- Haskins accomplished 58.6 % of his passes for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Not unhealthy for a rookie on this league. However “not unhealthy” isn’t what groups are in search of lately.
The brand new pattern? NFL head coaches sometimes aren’t getting greater than two or three years to show they will flip groups round. Younger quarterbacks like Haskins and Rosen are getting the identical remedy.
- Groups could lastly be able to embrace the notion that, and not using a franchise quarterback, you will not win championships.
- After all, there’s an excellent motive for this. Younger superstars like Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are proving it each single time they step on the sector.
- We additionally noticed this previous season how rather more potent Arizona’s offense was with Murray pulling the strings.
There are particular gamers who simply have that particular sauce, and groups are extra determined than ever to seek out one in all their very own.
The underside line: Don’t be shocked if the Redskins do swing for the fences for the shot at touchdown lightning in a bottle. It is a franchise that has been caught in impartial for many years. Rivera isn’t referred to as Riverboat Ron as a result of he’s averse to taking dangers.
With that in thoughts, Rosen and Haskins might not be alone for lengthy because the NFL continues to evolve right into a quarterback-driven league.