Redskins Make Unexpected Coaching Change
The Redskins made an unexpected coaching change recently.
After a lot of talk and speculation, Scott Turner has officially been hired as Washington’s offensive coordinator.
Prior to coming to the Redskins, Turner spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns.
In his capacity as the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach in 2018, Turner’s work with Cam Newton led to the former MVP having a 68 percent completion rate – a franchise record.
Under Turner’s watch, Carolina finished No. 10 in the league in net yards. The team also recorded the second-highest net yardage in franchise history and the most completions in a single season.
According to a recent report by NBC Washington, Turner won the job from Kevin O’Connell by virtue of his experience with young quarterbacks.
— Scott Turner (@ScottTurner) January 8, 2020
“Turner’s resume working with Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater mattered, as did the plan Turner presented for working with Haskins,” the column noted.
“It’s important to note that Rivera had years of experience working with Turner, as well as his father Norv Turner.
“That mattered too, and one source explained Rivera ‘believed’ in Turner.”
It remains to be seen what impact Turner will ultimately be able to have on Dwayne Haskins’ development in 2020.