For the second straight season, the Washington Redskins might be looking to take a quarterback early in the draft, despite taking Dwayne Haskins just a year ago.
According to Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “New coach Ron Rivera told Tua Tagovailoa he wants to bring him to Washington to compete with second-year quarterback Haskins during their meeting at the NFL combine.”
“They felt like Dwayne was not the guy right now,” a source told Deen. “They want to bring in Tua, just get it going and compete.”
That same source informed Deen that Tua’s preference would be for the Miami Dolphins to draft him, who currently hold the No. 5 overall pick.
It could be very well that Washington is releasing this information in order to convince the QB-starved Dolphins to make a move to get the #2 pick to get their man. Basically, try and get an assortment of draft picks from them.
Even still, it’s hard to imagine the Redskins passing on Ohio State edge-rusher Chase Young, who is arguably the top overall talent in this year’s draft.
Tua was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2018 and finished his college career at Alabama with 7,442 passing yards, 87 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 69.3 completion percentage.
Him suffering a season ending hip injury n 2019 cooled off much of the talk surrounding him, but he has recovered nicely.