Rivera added via Finlay those meetings won’t just be due diligence, they’re real meetings as the Redskins evaluate their options at quarterback.
Washington drafted QB Dwayne Haskins in the first round last year, but Rivera has maintained the team won’t just hand him the starting job. Haskins notably struggled to transition to the pro game as a rookie and reportedly needed to improve his work habits.
Rivera did say he’s pleased with what he’s seen from Haskins in his short time on the job so far.
“You walk by the weight room, he’s there. You walk by the locker room, he’s there,” he said via NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.
Burrow, 23, transferred to LSU to become the starter after three years at Ohio State. He had one of the best seasons for a quarterback in college football history in 2019, winning the Heisman, leading LSU to a national championship and cementing himself as a favorite for the first pick in the draft.
In 2019, Burrow completed 76.3 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games. He also ran 115 times for 368 yards and an additional five touchdowns.
Tagovailoa, 21, is still expected to be a high first-round pick in this year’s draft, despite the serious hip injury. In fact, many experts believe he’ll still be a top-five pick as long as things check out with his hip.
For his career, Tagovailoa has completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 7,442 yards, 87 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 32 games. He has also rushed for 340 yards and nine touchdowns.
Haskins, 22, was selected by the Redskins with the No. 14 overall pick after many believed he would end up being a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. According to OverTheCap.com, Haskins received a four-year, $14,416,600 rookie contract that includes $8,504,800 signing bonus.
Haskins’ contract includes a fifth-year option for the Redskins to pick up in 2022.
In 2019, Haskins appeared in nine games for the Redskins and completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards to go along with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 101 yards.