The Washington Redskins appear to be all in on a new quarterback in 2020, and veteran Philip Rivers may be a prime target.
Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network shared Friday that “sources at the Combine tell me they expect the Washington Redskins to make a bid for (Rivers),” but noting there’s a sense it will take a “massive contract” to get Rivers to play in Washington.
Washington, of course, selected Dwayne Haskins out of Ohio State with the 15th overall pick last year. He started seven games as a rookie and predictably struggled, playing behind a porous offensive line. That said, Haskins did show some promise, and the chemistry between him and rookie receiver Terry McLaurin was fun to watch.
However, new head coach Ron Rivera made it clear this week that Haskins isn’t “anointed” as the team’s starter, and that the Redskins would be having top quarterbacks in for a visit.
Rivers has been linked heavily to the Indianapolis Colts, who are favored to sign him in free agency. That seems like a better fit for Rivers than Washington, but at this stage in the game we can’t rule anything out.