Report: Dwayne Haskins Would Welcome New Start If Washington Finds Trade Partner

Former Washington starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins would welcome a new start if the team can find a trade partner before Tuesday’s trade deadline.

The report comes from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, who says the Haskins camp knows a trade is probably inevitable at some point either now or later, so they might as well just do it now.

Washington might entertain offers for the former first-round quarterback, but it remains to be seen if they would get enough back to satisfy them, Fowler adds.

Haskins started the season as the team’s starting quarterback but was demoted to third-string quarterback after Week 4. He’s been a healthy inactive for each of the last three weeks.

Haskins also recently fell into some trouble for violating the team’s COVID-19 protocols, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported. While the team was sequestered at its hotel, where no one other than essential staff is supposed to be, Haskins made a reservation for a family friend to stay at the hotel. The team fined him $4,833.

Washington coach Ron Rivera said multiple times after Haskins’ benching that the team still believes in him but Kyle Allen gives the team a better chance to win right now. 

“Again, as I said, I have not quit on the kid as far as his development,” Rivera said. “This is an opportunity for him to continue to learn and grow and develop. The thing that we’ve done is we’ve looked at where we are and said: ‘Hey, these guys give us a better chance to win right now because they know what we do, they understand the system and they’ve been in the system,’” Rivera said.

In the four starts he made, Haskins completed 61 percent of his passes for 939 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

The NFL trade deadline is at 4 EST on Nov. 3.

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