Earlier in the week, the Washington Football Team released quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
After being publicly spotted at a strip club in the Washington area, the Football Team decided to move off of him.
Haskins, who is in 2nd year out of Ohio State, was a valued prospect coming into the draft.
But, his poor decision making both on and off the field has caused him to be in the market for a new team.
Although, he is 22 and has the opportunity to learn from his mistakes.
Here are 3 NFL teams who should consider signing him in the offseason.
1. Atlanta Falcons
Earlier in the season, the Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Dan Quinn.
Which means their first order of business will be hiring a new head coach in the offseason.
Whoever it is that gets the job, will have a decision to make.
Do they keep Ryan and move forward with him as the starter or do they draft a quarterback with the top pick they will have the in the draft?
The latest, updated 2021 NFL Draft order:
1. Jaguars: 1-14 (clinched)
2. Jets: 2-13 (clinched)
3. Falcons: 4-11
4. Dolphins (via Texans): 10-5
5. Carolina: 4-10
6. Bengals: 4-10-1
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 27, 2020
Due to the current cap construct of Matt Ryan, they might very well draft a different position.
If that were the case, Haskins would be worth giving a shot.
After all that has gone on in his early career, they can give him a one year or two year deal and allow him to grow behind Matt Ryan.
Matt Ryan is the ultimate pro; he has been a top 10 quarterback for a decade in the NFL.
Haskins could learn a thing or two from him with the potential of earning his job in the future.
2. Los Angeles Rams
This may come as a surprise as the Rams have locked up Jared Goff for the long term.
But, there is nothing wrong with having a young backup quarterback, just in case something happens.
Ironically, the Rams currently need a backup after Jared Goff broke his thumb in the Week 16 loss at Seattle.
The Rams need to go quarterback shopping this offseason.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) December 28, 2020
Although Jared Goff is no Drew Brees, Haskins could be presented with a similar situation.
Serving as a backup in the Sean McVay system will allow Haskins to learn and maybe even get some reps if Goff were to get hurt or perform poorly.
Los Angeles’ offensive scheme involves power runs with motions and then building off of that with the play action game.
Haskins does have a strong arm, he has just displayed poor decision making in his first two seasons.
A trait that Coach McVay could clean up.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
Let’s address the elephant in the room with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It seems that they need to move off of Ben Roethlisberger.
But, with him not planning to retire, he will probably just play out the remainder of his contract.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 22, 2020
This means that having a viable backup in Pittsburgh might be suitable.
Dwayne Haskins could learn from the Super Bowl champion not just about football, but about making good decisions off the field.
Big Ben has certainly had his fair share of bad decisions come up in the past.
But, he has shown the ability to grow up, move on and be better.
Dwayne Haskins needs a mentor like that moving forward.