Says SI.com’s Conor Orr:
Washington moving on from Dwayne Haskins became inevitable this offseason, when the team signed Ron Rivera’s former quarterback, Kyle Allen, in free agency, publicly flirted with the idea of drafting Tua Tagovailoa and offered only the most milquetoast praises for the former first-round pick throughout the process.
This was not Rivera’s fault. He was hired to come in and sanitize a culture that, for far too long, acted like owner Daniel Snyder’s Madden simulation when he felt like flipping on the Xbox.
The rest of the time, real coaches and players were left to clean up the mess and deal with the life consequences of his helter-skelter decision making.
Nearly every story about the 2019 draft contains the caveat that selecting Haskins was an insistence of both Snyder and Bruce Allen.
That the personnel department and coaching staff preferred other options. That they didn’t believe Haskins was the long-term answer. Those coaches have since been fired and were theoretically replaced by someone else who might tell Snyder that his idea was the right one all along.