Redskins: The case for and against drafting Tua Tagovailoa

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – NOVEMBER 9: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 38-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

After a 3-13 season, the Washington Redskins brought in an entirely new regime. With nobody seemingly “safe”, should Ron Rivera & Co. look to bring in one of the best quarterback prospects from the 2020 Draft Class?

Rumors have been swirling from the instant the Redskins locked in their second overall draft position that they’d be interested in Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

After Dwayne Haskins had a very rocky rookie season, one hole many believe that the Redskins could have a hole at quarterback.

After looking nowhere near ready for an NFL game after reliving Case Keenum back in Week 4 against the Giants, Haskins had his fair share of bumps on his rookie road.

This isn’t an uncommon assessment. After every week Haskins played in, the NFL media ran with the same narrative that “Dwayne isn’t ready”.

The criticism of Haskins rapidly increased, as many believe he’s only tied to this team due to an owner’s pre-draft love of him. It hasn’t stopped either, as recent ex-Redskins Linebackers Coach, Rob Ryan, went on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and claimed Haskins “isn’t ready and wasn’t ready early on.”

The night the Redskins drafted Haskins, the endless noise began. From multiple media members claiming Dan Snyder was the person in charge of the selection to rumors swirling that then-coach Jay Gruden wanted no part of the Ohio State alum.

That brings in the ‘Bama quarterback. The sure-fire No. 1 prospect up until Joe Burrow’s historic 2019 season, Tagovailoa’s dominance reigned over the college football world for a couple of seasons. From the moment he stepped on the gridiron back in the 2018 National Championship game, when he relieved Jalen Hurts and brought the natty home to the great state of Alabama.

With now an entirely new regime that has no ties to Haskins, save for the owner that everybody knows loves him, the Redskins have the supreme draft position, one that leaves a question with a barrage of answers. One most importantly, Should the Redskins draft Tua Tagovailoa?

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