Report: Redskins 'not in play' for Josh Rosen, targeting Dwayne Haskins

Josh Luckenbaugh
April 24, 2019 - 8:58 am

The Redskins are reportedly out of the Josh Rosen sweepstakes — but now have their sights set on the one of the top QBs in the NFL Draft.

Per ESPN's Dianna Russini, Washington has no plans to trade for Rosen, but have indicated they are targeting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the NFL Draft.

The Redskins were previously believed to be one of the likeliest landing spots for Rosen if the Cardinals took Kyler Murray with the first overall pick and made Rosen available. 

However, it now appears the Redskins will try to address their QB problem in the first round of the draft. 

"This decision is going to come down to, and be made by, president Bruce Allen and owner Dan Snyder," Russini said on ESPN's "Get Up!". "They're the ones making the call on where they want to go with this (15th overall) pick. And the name I keep hearing is Dwayne Haskins."

"We know that Dan Snyder's son went to high school near Dwayne Haskins. He grew up here, Snyder's had his eye on him when he played at Ohio State, and he is a quarterback that impressed Bruce Allen at his pro day."

"Now in terms of what the scouts and the rest of this Redskins staff want ... there are tons of needs," she continued. "This team needs a linebacker, they could use another safety. They could use another guard, a wide receiver, a tight end, a laundry list of needs on this roster."

"Yet, this front office truly feels that they need to go quarterback at this 15 spot. And Dwayne Haskins will be that answer."

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