Dwayne Haskins and the Buccaneers: Great fit or mistake?

Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team, (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team, (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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After a short stint with the Washington Football Team, Dwayne Haskins is looking for a change of scenery, and the Buccaneers need a young QB.

Yes, he was cut for a reason. Yes, he mostly brought it on himself. And yes, Dwayne Haskins did not put a great product out on the field when given an opportunity, but to brand him as a “bust” at this point in his career is incredibly premature.

Haskins never seemed to reach his stride in Washington, and he was never able to capture the success that he put on the field in college, furthering the belief that Ohio State quarterbacks struggle at the next level.

After several questionable decisions on and off the field and as a leader in Washington coupled with a coaching change that did not see the young player as a part of the future, Haskins is now a free agent that cleared waivers.

While the Buccaneers are focused on this year and next year, likely Tom Brady‘s final years with the team, mortgaging the future by failing to address the quarterback position would be a failure by the leadership.

Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin are Brady’s backups for the time being, and while Gabbert did look decent in the second half versus a horrific Detroit team, no one has any expectations that the next franchise quarterback is on this roster, and the Bucs will need to start looking this offseason if they want to be safe.

Haskins may not be the perfect fit for the Buccaneers, but the need for both parties is present, so it makes sense that these two could be seen as a fit down the road.