PITTSBURGH-A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Dwayne Haskins, a 2019 first-round pick, has agreed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after meeting with the team on Thursday Sign a one-year contract.
The quarterback was released by the Washington football team less than a month ago, the day after he lost to the Carolina Panthers. After losing to the Seattle Seahawks, he was masked and not photographed at his girlfriend’s birthday party. He was fined $40,000 for the second violation of the COVID-19 agreement and lost the captain.
He still started to fight the Panthers, but underperformed and sat on the bench. Then Haskins was demoted and chose Taylor Heinicke (Taylor Heinicke), who signed with the Washington practice class less than a month ago. On the second day of the loss to Carolina, Haskins was suddenly released.
Washington coach Ron Rivera said in a statement at the time: “I told him that I believe that our own path is good for both sides.”
Haskins wrote in a tweet: “I take full responsibility for not meeting the NFL QB standards. Because of this experience, I will become a better person and player.”
Haskins was selected 15th in Washington in 2019 and is often criticized for lack of professional ethics. Haskins has a long tenure on his first NFL team.
His choice was promoted by owner Dan Snyder and went against the will of the team in football. Ohio State University coaches told the coaches that it will take him some time to become a professional player, and the organization intends to let him participate in the entire rookie season.
But the injuries and poor record of other quarterbacks led Haskins to start seven games as a rookie. After a disastrous early performance, Haskins ended his season with two good outings. In those games, his total QBR was 74.8. But his total QBR this season is 28 and this season is 31.
Rivera said in the last offseason that Haskins has the expertise of a quarterback, but he needs to be a leader. Rivera is satisfied with what he saw from Haskins in the offseason. Haskins received all the first team representatives in the training camp and was appointed as the starter in late August, although Rivera said that if there is a preseason, he will openly participate in the game.
Haskins started the first four games and threw four touchdown passes to three interceptions, but the QBR totaled 29.8. Multiple sources said they felt he was celebrating his first 300-yard game in the locker room after losing 14 points in Baltimore.
Rivera changed the bench for him the following week. In the next four games, he remained idle until starter Kyle Allen broke his ankle. In the second half of the victory over San Francisco on December 13, Haskins fired the injured Alex Smith. Haskins started the next two games, but he did not perform well. In the final start, Carolina lost to Carolina 20-13, with a total QBR of 4.1.
The 23-year-old Haskins is represented by Brian Levy, who is also Mike Tomlin’s agent.
With his signing, the Steelers said they are focusing on the future of people without quarterback Ben Rosleysburg-this year or later. A possible future Hall of Fame player has one year left on the contract, but he has not yet determined his future with the team. After losing the wildcard, Rosliberg said he would pray for this decision and consult his family. He added that if he decides to come back, he hopes the Steelers also want him back.
With Sanxian quarterback Josh Dobbs (Josh Dobbs) becoming a free agent in March, the Steelers will add Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Haskins to the roster in 2021, despite Roethlisberger’s total salary of $41.2 million .
This report uses information from ESPN’s John Keim.