Report: Redskins drafting QB 'a very real possibility'

Ben Krimmel
February 28, 2020 - 1:58 pm

The Washington Redskins used the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on a quarterback. What are the chances they use the No. 2 overall pick this year on another QB?

According to NFL Network's Michael Silver, there is a chance Dwayne Haskins' reign as the future of the Redskins franchise could be over after just one season. 

Silver tweeted Friday new head coach Ron Rivera and owner Daniel Snyder have spoken about Haskins and the quarterbacks in this year's draft. And he added Washington drafting a passer is "a very real possibility," especially if Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gets the thumbs up from the medical department.

At the NFL combine, Rivera told the media the Redskins are considering everything at No. 2.

"Before we do anything with the number two pick, we've got to see what happens with the number one pick," Rivera said. "So once that pick goes on, then we'll go from there."

"Everything's an option," he added. "We're not closing the door on anything. One of the things that (VP, Player Personnel) Kyle (Smith) and I talked about is that we have to go through this process because you don't know what's going to happen in front of you and we don't know what's going to happen with you. So we're going to go through and Tua is one of the guys that we're bringing in, just so everybody knows. We're bringing in (Joe) Burrow and were bringing in Tua. And we will see both of their workouts. That's just the way it is."

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. said Thursday's the Redskins should draft Tagovailoa.

"If you look at Tua, if the medical staff clears him -- and this is the leap of faith you have to take. The medical staff is gonna be key to this, more so than the scouts and the evaluators. They're the key. If they sign off, you take Tua at two. There's no doubt about that. You take Tua," Kiper said. "You don't trade the pick, you don't take Chase Young, you take Tua."

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