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Chris Simms’ Top 40 Quarterbacks in the NFL for 2020: Dwayne Haskins Ranked 39th

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The NFL offseason can be a very boring time. This is often when you begin to see some predictions regarding the upcoming season.

Despite not having any OTA’s or rookie minicamps yet, the national talking heads need to have something to discuss.

Chris Simms, like he’s done in previous years, put out his rankings for his top 40 NFL quarterbacks heading into the 2020 season. You can see his entire list on his Twitter @CSimmsQB. The Redskins own Dwayne Haskins landed at number 39 on Simms’ list. Here is what he had to say about the second year signal caller.


Now, everyone on social media is entitled to an opinion - we’ve all seen plenty of this. However, I do take issue with this ranking for two reasons. 1) To fully understand Dwayne’s rookie season, you really need to separate it into two parts, and understand he was not being groomed at all as a starter under Jay Gruden, and 2) Simms has Haskins behind a player who has never taken an NFL snap (how is that fair?), and another with a total of 4 career passing attempts!

Facts are, if you look at the complete dumpster fire that was the Redskins 2019 season, then look at how Haskins was handled, and how he performed, during his final 6 12 starts, it’s really a tale of two seasons.

Here are Haskins’ numbers over his final 6 12 NFL starts:

- 1081 yards, 61% completion percentage, 7 TDs, 3 INT’s.


Looking at Haskins’ 2019 season, you really need to be able to put into context the events surrounding the rookie, and really look at how he finished the season when making a fair judgement.

In this list by Chris Simms, I do not believe he did any of this.