The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely undergo changes in the offseason.
Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden knows Dwayne Haskins from his time as Washington’s head coach. In fact, if it were up to Gruden, he would probably pass up as he didn’t want to draft him last year and the quarterback claims he could feel his head coach didn’t want him.
The team’s brass would surely ask Gruden if Haskins is worth the trouble. However, if they really like the sophomore quarterback, they will target him regardless of what the head coach thinks of him. The problem with that is that the organization will probably clean the house in the offseason and whoever vouches for Haskins may be gone by then.
On the other hand, acquiring Haskins via waivers or as a restricted free agent wouldn’t be a cost-prohibitive move and could reap rewards down the road. If the Jaguars brought him in and the next coaching staff doesn’t like him, they can simply part ways with him without many cap repercussions.
This Jacksonville team will likely use the first overall selection on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, so Haskins wouldn’t come as a starter. However, he could compete for a backup spot. Without the spotlight over him, he could work on whatever he needs to in order to succeed in the NFL.