In Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season, Ohio State’s most prolific passer in program history and a quarterback that transferred out from Ohio State to win a Heisman Trophy and national title will face off at the next level.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins, former Ohio State teammates, will play against each other when Washington hosts Cincinnati on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.
Haskins is entering his second year in the NFL after being selected 15th overall by Washington in the 2019 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie season with a 2-5 record, completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
While Haskins is the current presumed starter, his job is not necessarily secure, with new head coach Ron Rivera bringing in Kyle Allen, who Rivera worked with at his previous head coaching gig in Carolina.
In his time at Ohio State, Haskins finished his 2018 campaign with 4,831 passing yards and 50 touchdowns, both single-season program records, with just eight interceptions. His numbers were good for a third-place finish in Heisman Trophy voting.
He would be going up against Burrow, who will likely be the starter after being selected first overall, and with the Bengals releasing veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. Burrow transferred out of Ohio State with just 287 total passing yards and a pair of scores, and shined at LSU in his final season.
In 2019, Burrow threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns with only six interceptions, winning the Heisman in the most lopsided fashion in the award’s history, then led the Tigers to a 15-0 record and national championship.
Both the Bengals and Redskins are coming off tough 2019 seasons, with Cincinnati (2-14) and Washington (3-13) earning the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Redskins used their pick on Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, who will also be taking on Burrow.
Washington also has Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who finished off a strong 2019 season with 58 catches for 919 yards and seven scores, and tight end Marcus Baugh.
Cincinnati brings to the table a pair of former Buckeyes on the offensive line in Michael Jordan, Billy Price and Isaiah Prince, as well as safety Vonn Bell and defensive end Sam Hubbard.
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