Dwayne Haskins Impressing In Pittsburgh

By June 1, 2021 (6:00 pm)Football
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The Pitttsburgh Steelers held their first round of OTAs last week, and started another round of those offseason workouts today. In those sessions, former Buckeye Dwayne Haskins has apparently been impressing starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger also joked that Haskins could throw a ball through a car wash, and it wouldn’t get wet.

Haskins is battling Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs to be Roethlisberger’s backup. Reporters covering the Steelers have decribed Haskins as looking “slim and trim.”

He spent the prior two seasons with Washington, the team that drafted him No. 15 in 2019, throwing for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 appearances (13 starts), while completing 60.1% of his passes.

He also ran into some off-field issues, with repeated violations of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. He was fined for the first instance. He was given an additional fine and stripped of his captaincy after the second.

The Washington Football Team released him Dec. 28, 2020. Pittsburgh signed him Jan. 21, 2021.