Redskins Make Final Decision On Tua Tagovailoa
The Washington Redskins have made a final decision on Tua Tagovailoa, it would appear.
About two weeks ago, rumors began to run rampant that Washington was looking to move on from Dwayne Haskins. Although the team had spent its first round selection on him just one year earlier, all involved seem to agree that the Redskins should take a hard look at Tagovailoa.
Surely enough, new head coach Ron Rivera came out shortly thereafter and confirmed that the organization was going to explore all available options heading into April’s draft – including possibly drafting Tagovailoa.
This past week, Tagovailoa got another positive update. After suffering a season-ending hip injury with Alabama, the talented quarterback has been on the mend ever since.
On Tuesday, it was announced that his recovery was going right according to schedule.
So does that mean the Redskins will make a play for Tagovailoa?
According to Sports Illustrated’s Kayln Khaler, the answer appears to be no. Rather, it seems Washington is “infatuated” with Ohio State defense end Chase Young.
On the Tua-to-Washington buzz, a source familiar with Snyder’s thinking told me: “I don’t think Dan Snyder would want that.”
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“I don’t think [Washington owner] Dan [Snyder] would want that,” she said. “He wants to give Haskins the opportunity and I think Dan is infatuated with [Ohio State defensive end] Chase Young.”
It appears all the Tagovailoa talk has been just that – talk.
“It makes for a nice offseason to just say, Hey, this is coach-centric and all that … I know that it is still Dan’s team,” she continued.
“I know what he wanted to do with Haskins and I know what he wants to do with Young so I don’t see that changing. I would be shocked if they did anything different at quarterback.”
With Tagovailoa officially off the board for the Redskins, the big question now becomes whether the Detroit Lions will pull the trigger on him with the third overall pick.