In late December, the Washington Football Team made the difficult decision to release their former first-round pick in quarterback Dwayne Haskins. After going unclaimed on waivers, many speculated what the future held for the 23-year old.
On Thursday, it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Haskins are expected to agree on a deal ahead of the 2021 season. With Ben Roethlisberger nearing the end of his NFL career, Haskins joins Mason Rudolph on the depth chart.
Prior to meeting with the Steelers, Haskins met with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. With Teddy Bridgewater’s career as a starter in question, there was curiosity on whether Haskins could succeed in a different uniform.
To this point in his career, Haskins has maintained a 3-10 record as a starting quarterback. He has totaled 2,804 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Leading up to his release, pictures caught Haskins in a private party violating social conduct about wearing a mask. Haskins noted the following about his time with Washington:
“I thank the team & fans for the opportunity to play for the team I grew up rooting for. I take full responsibility for not meeting the standards of a NFL QB & will become a better man & player because of this experience.”