Former-WFT quarterback Dwayne Haskins agrees with Pittsburgh Steelers
A former first-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft and starting quarterback for the Washington Football Team, Dwayne Haskins has reportedly received the second chance he was seeking since his release from the team who drafted him. According to an ESPN source, Haskins has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers after he met with the team Thursday, and he confirmed the news in a tweet.
The embattled Ohio State University product has had his share of troubles on and off the field during his short stint in the nation’s capital. Haskins was photographed at his girlfriend’s birthday party following a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which resulted in a $40,000 fine and his captaincy being stripped from him.
Haskins’ release, which happened less than a month ago, was also a performance-based decision. He posted a total QBR of 31 this past season and a 28 QBR the previous year. However, Haskins, 23, finished the season well in his last two outings, where he posted a combined 74.8 QBR.
After his tumultuous two seasons with Washington, Haskins vowed to be a better man in a tweet that said, “I take full responsibility for not meeting the standards of an NFL QB & will become a better man & player because of this experience.”
Haskins will have that chance in Pittsburgh partly thanks to his agent Brian Levy, who also represents Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. For more sports coverage, click here.