This Packers-Redskins Trade for Dwayne Haskins Could Actually Work

Dwayne Haskins
The Washington Redskins may be looking to move on from QB Dwayne Haskins. | Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Washington Redskins are looking for a fresh start in 2020 with Ron Rivera as the head coach. One glaring question Rivera and the Redskins front office must answer is whether Dwayne Haskins is the quarterback of the future.

The rookie made seven starts in 2019 in what was basically a lost season for the Redskins. He finished with 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Now the Redskins own the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and while Chase Young seemed like an obvious target, Washington could target a quarterback.

The Redskins could also look to acquire Cam Newton or Jameis Winston. A Newton reunion would make perfect sense with Rivera as the new head coach.

One team that could look to benefit from the Redskins moving on from Haskins would be the Green Bay Packers. The team could use a proper backup for Aaron Rodgers after what happened in 2017 when the star quarterback went down with an injury. Haskins could be acquired for cheap if the Redskins truly don't want him and the Packers would be able to groom a player taken No. 15 overall in 2019.

The Packers have 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, including three sixth-round selection. An offer of a third and a sixth-rounder should be enough to convince the Redskins to trade Haskins. The alternative, if the team signs or drafts a new quarterback, is Haskins being stuck on the sidelines.

Such a trade draws similarities to what the Arizona Cardinals did with Josh Rosen. But if there is no intention of playing Haskins, the Redskins can at least get something in return and just accept the pick as a bad one by an old regime.