Despite recent reports that the Washington Football Team is closing the book on Dwayne Haskins as quarterback and looking to move him, head coach Ron Rivera says that the organization has not given up on the former first round pick.
“It’s funny, I benched the guy and it’s like everybody thinks his career is over here in Washington. It’s not. There’s potential, there’s opportunity. The kid has an NFL arm, it’s just a matter of him developing,” Rivera said, during an interview with Rich Eisen (h/t Pro Football Talk).
Rivera furthered his statement by pointing out that Haskins has only one year as a starter under his belt during his college career, and 11 starts at the NFL level.
“Everybody forgets he played 12 games of college football and then last year he really didn’t get into the swing of things until the end of the year,” Rivera said. “I did everything I could to give him 11 weeks as the No. 1 [quarterback].”