Redskins Planning To Host Burrow, Tua

The Redskins used a first-round pick on a quarterback last year, and with the exception of the Cardinals from 2018-19, no team has used back-to-back first-rounders on passers in over 35 years. But a new regime now resides in Washington, and Ron Rivera plans to use at least two of the team’s allotted 30 pre-draft visits on quarterbacks.

Rivera said Wednesday the team is planning to host Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa on visits. The first-year Redskins coach has praised 2019 first-rounder Dwayne Haskins but has not named him the starter for next season.

Everything is an option. We’re not closing the door on anything,” Rivera said, via NBC Sports Washington’s J.P. Finlay. “One of the things that [VP of player personnel] Kyle [Smith] and I talked about is that we have to go through this process because you don’t know what’s going to happen in front of you and we don’t know what’s going to happen with you. So we’re going to go through and Tua is one of the guys that were bringing in, just so everybody knows. We’re bringing in Burrow and were bringing in Tua, and we will see both of their workouts.”

Rivera added the Redskins will look at Chase Young and cornerbacks at No. 2 overall. Washington has been linked to Young in just about every major mock draft, but the Redskins were split on drafting Haskins last year. He finished with by far the NFL’s worst QBR figure last season, so it cannot be assumed yet the Rivera-led regime will automatically rule out quarterback in Round 1. Although some uncertainty exists regarding Burrow’s interest in playing for the Bengals, he is not expected to be available by the time the Redskins pick.

This also may be a sign the Redskins, like the Giants and Lions, are willing to shop their pick. Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert suitors may determine they need to move ahead of certain teams, and the Redskins, Lions and Giants profile as franchises who will not take a quarterback in Round 1. Teams with greater needs at quarterback — the Dolphins, Chargers and Panthers — sit at Nos. 5-7.

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  1. JJB0811

    Wouldn’t most teams use 10 visits on 1st rounders, 10 on 2nd’s and 10 on 3rd’s? I’d personally would have 5-6 QB’s every year in for a visit. Either you have one or you don’t. And if you have one, grab another to flip later on.

  2. Black Ace57

    Haskins, Burrow, Young, what is the obsession with the Redskins and players who were at one point Buckeyes?

  3. EvilDeadpool

    Redskins are awful drafters. When will they draft someone they believe. Lol

  4. crosseyedlemon

    I like Ron but why waste 2 visits on QBs when your OL is a turnstile that gives up sacks at a 12.5% rate?

  5. Rich

    Maybe you find out what kind of person they are. This could give insight into how other teams will look. That said, it’s more likely Tua and burrow go to the AFC meaning the Redskins would only see them 2 of every 4 years.

  6. Dorothy_Mantooth

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Washington takes a chance on Tua, provided his medicals come back positive. Tua clearly has game changing talent and you cannot build a perennial playoff caliber team without a superior QB. I’m not sure that Haskins can be this player but Tua certainly can providers that he can stay healthy of course.

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