3 reasons why the Panthers should gamble on Dwayne Haskins
By Dean Jones
As stated previously, there does appear to be some doubt as to whether Teddy Bridgewater is the man to take the Carolina Panthers forward. It is highly unlikely that P.J. Walker or Will Grier is the solution if things continue to trend south with their No. 1 option. So from that perspective, this could be a good situation for Dwayne Haskins to end up.
Much will depend on whether Haskins can finally start living up to his potential when he was arguably the top quarterback prospect coming out in 2019. His drop in the NFL Draft was concerning and had it not been for Washington’s owner Dan Snyder, the signal-caller may have been a late first-rounder instead of being taken at No. 15 just one spot ahead of Panthers’ stud defensive end Brian Burns.
If Haskins comes in and impresses enough to perhaps earn a spot on the depth chart, it would allow Carolina to pursue trade avenues for Grier as they look to get some compensation back in return for their third-round selection in 2019.
Considering how well the organization drafted last time around, this could be highly valuable.
Haskins has to show more, of that there is little doubt. His time in Washington ended with just a 60.1 completion percentage, 2,804 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, which is not what was expected of the former Ohio State star coming in.
This wouldn’t be the most popular move in the world. But this should not come into the thoughts of the decision-makers when they draw up their own conclusion.