Dwayne Haskins To Visit Steelers

Former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins will meet with the Steelers on Thursday (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). The former first-round pick could provide quarterback depth and upside for Pittsburgh on a low-cost, low-risk deal. 

The Panthers also kicked the tires on Haskins recently, though that meeting ended without a deal. No one’s expecting greatness from Haskins — at least, not immediately — but he would likely come on a minimum-salary contract.

Before his late-season release, Haskins averaged 6.3 yards per attempt with 12 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. After getting dumped by Washington, Haskins mutually parted ways with agent David Mulugheta. He’s since caught on with Goal Line Football agency and his new reps are searching for his best fit.

Washington had high hopes for Haskins in 2019. Ultimately, his Week 16 performance in 2020 was the final straw. Starting in place of Alex Smith, Haskins completed just 50% of his throws for 154 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. He was leapfrogged by Taylor Heinicke and responded poorly, prompting head coach Ron Rivera to show him the door.

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  1. steelerbravenation

    Could be a steal as Ben’s eventual heir.
    Hopefully Big Ron Rivera humbled the young man and he is ready to take advantage of a 2nd chance.
    Not hating it if anything else it could bring competition to Rudolph if Ben hopefully doesn’t come back.

    • fungie22

      He never had enough body of work in college. He’s not very good on mental part.

      • mlbnyyfan

        Steelers should try and trade for Darnold if Jets take Fields or someone else

        • padam

          Agreed. He’d walk into a good situation and have the support and protection around him to be successful. I think the kid has potential, just needs the expectations lowered considering there’s nothing there in Jet land.

      • Wow, fungie22, you know him personally? And well enough to make a good call on his ‘mental part’?

        • osfan3000

          Comments like this are idiotic. See it to often on here. I mean the proof was in the pudding. Did you not follow this story? The dude couldn’t handle being a starting QB, then at every turn handled every adversity thrown his way poorly… 1. Instead of being humbled, tells the league they made a mistake and comes to camp out of shape 2. Win 1st game ever, takes selfie with fans in the stands instead of being ready to go on the field to take a knee 3. Lost a game, brags about his garbage time stats and poses teammates off 3. Gets benched so he unfollows the team and teammates on social media 4. Last QB to show up, first to leave the study room. 5. Loses another game and instead of focusing on football, goes to a strip club during COVID and puts his teammates and cancer surviving coach in danger… now that’s just the top 5 things off the top of my head, so pretty sure without knowing him personally, we can confidently say this guy is not mentally prepared and very immature.

          • osfan3000

            1-2-3-4-5-6* and pissed teammates off*
            Stupid phone. But you get the idea.

          • Haskins will be on last chance lane in Pittsburgh. He’ll also be away from his home DMV stomping grounds. Pittsburgh’s offense is built around a big tall pocket passer with a strong arm. Haskins might do okay. Better improve the attitude fast.

            Tomlin won’t put up with any attitude – after Bell, Brown and Bryant and now Smith-Schuster, he’s had enough and on a short fuse with prima donnas.

            Roethlisberger is no rocket scientist so the offense is geared for ordinary intellects which will help a lazy study like Dwayne Haskins.

            Great deal for the Steelers: a first round draft pick for free, and on a UDFA salary!

  2. MileHighFan

    The Steelers need to be thinking about a Roethlisberger replacement, but this child isn’t the answer. He’s the kind of guy you sign to save wear and tear on the starter’s arm in training camp, nothing more.

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