Sticking with quarterback, the Buccaneers also have an obvious choice in Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is going through a difficult stretch with Washington on the bench, and the Bucs may be able to buy low.
Haskins hadn’t even started for a full season before Washington pulled the plug on their 2019 first-round pick. Even with the new string of teams bailing on their quarterbacks early, this felt exceptionally early. Haskins wasn’t the flashiest guy on the field, but no one knows his potential after rarely getting the chance to prove himself.
As the situation grows messier over the coming weeks, and it will grow messier, Washington will be forced into a position where many will wonder why Haskins stayed put.
Washington has already decided for the future, and trading Haskins for pennies on the dollar right now is the only way to move forward.
Buccaneers receive: Dwayne Haskins
Washington receives: Buccaneers 2020 third-round pick
The odds: Low
Trading for Sam Darnold is a safer bet than trading for Haskins. Darnold has a larger body of work in the NFL and has shown his upside, while Haskins has been more challenging to understand. The Bucs would only spend this pick to bring in the most proven option.
On the other hand, Haskins does need a new team, and Tampa Bay looks like a great fit on paper for a rookie to develop in a low-pressure situation.