The Pittsburgh Steelers are the latest team that could take a gamble on former Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Steelers hosted Haskins for a visit on Thursday as they consider signing the 23-year-old player. The Ohio State product recently also had a meeting with Carolina Panthers, but the two sides couldn’t agree.
Dwayne Haskins has been a free agent since December 28th, when Washington made the decision to release him. The move came after Haskins was involved in a series of off-the-field issues while also failing to produce on the field.
Haskins, who was the No.15 pick in 2019, played 16 games in NFL while throwing for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
Despite all the red flags about Haskins, he showed enough flashes of talent to entice the teams and earn himself another shot in the NFL. While starting job is most likely out of question for him, he could land a backup role and start from there.
Signing with Steelers would make sense for Haskins for multiple reasons. He would become a part of the well-run and no-nonsense organization, which could possibly help him cut the distractions and focus on football.
He would also have a clear path to start at some point since Pittsburgh’s current starter Ben Roethlisberger is nearing retirement.
It remains to be seen where Haskins gets his fresh start and whether he’ll make the most out of the opportunity in his second try.