1. Haskins would likely still start over Newton
Like most young rookie quarterbacks during their first NFL season, Haskins made it clear he still has numerous areas in need of improvement before the former Ohio State star could be viewed as a top quarterback in the league.
However, the Redskins knew part of the plans involving Haskins seeing action early on as a rookie was to allow the youngster to gain some early experience with the hope of speeding up the development process.
If all goes well in Washington, Haskins will most likely take a positive step in the right direction during his second NFL season.
And while the thought of Newton possibly coming on board will bring up the conversation of quarterback competition, the Redskins also need to consider the long-term plans involving Haskins.
As great as it would be to see Newton return to his form from a few years ago to help Washington’s offense improve, the chances of this happening seem slim since outside McLaurin or maybe Adrian Peterson, there aren’t exactly the most consistent weapons to work with.
With all of the frustration surrounding the Redskins in recent years over struggling to find a new quarterback to build the franchise around, the last thing they can afford to do is slow down the development process of Haskins.
So even if Newton were to end up signing with Washington, the fact that he would most likely be the No. 2 quarterback behind Haskins shows once again a move like this really isn’t all that concerning to a team like the Eagles.