RIP Dwayne Haskins

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Earlier this morning, it was reported that Haskins died after getting hit by a car in Florida. Haskins was only 24 years old. No doubt, this is very tragic and unfortunate.

Haskins was a standout superstar quarterback at Ohio State University. In 2018, he won several awards and was also the 2019 Rose Bowl MVP. He was drafted 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington. Unfortunately, his stint in Washington did not go well and he was released from the team in 2020.

In January 2021, Haskins signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was third-string quarterback behind Mason Rudolph and Ben Roethlisberger. He did not take any snaps last season, but did sign a one year deal last month. Roethlisberger retired in January, indicating that during this off-season, we would see Rudolph and Haskins compete for the starting job. In Haskins' case, this would have been his opportunity to earn a shot of achieving redemption.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin described Haskins as, "a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many." In addition, Washington HC Ron Rivera expressed his sadness about Haskins' death.

On behalf on the Playmakerz Blog, we send our deepest and most condolences to Dwayne Haskins' family.

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