Redskins coach Ron Rivera said late last month that Washington’s meeting with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would be more than the team doing its due diligence at the position. The Redskins hold the second overall pick and Rivera didn’t dismiss the idea of drafting a quarterback with it, despite having 2019 first-rounder Dwayne Haskins under center.
But according to a new report, Redskins owner Dan Snyder might not let that happen.
A source familiar with the team’s thinking told Sports Illustrated that Snyder is “infatuated” with Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young, the Maryland native who went to DeMatha High School. The source added Snyder still wants to give Haskins an opportunity to develop after using the 15th pick on him last year.
“I know that it is still Dan’s team,” the source told SI. “I know what he wanted to do with Haskins and I know what he wants to do with Young so I don’t see that changing. I would be shocked if they did anything different at quarterback.”
“I don’t think Dan would want that,” the source also said.
Haskins is seen as a favorite of Snyder’s, given the rumors last year that the owner pushed for Washington to draft the quarterback. Haskins also attended the same high school as Snyder’s son.
This is the latest rumor related to the Redskins’ draft pick, and the buzz likely won’t stop anytime soon.
Tagovailoa received medical clearance earlier this week to participate in football again, four months after suffering a season-ending hip injury at Alabama. That puts Tagovailoa on track to participate in Alabama’s pro day in April, which the Redskins are likely to attend.