Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Former Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins

By Dan Hope on January 21, 2021 at 2:32 pm
Dwayne Haskins
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Dwayne Haskins is getting his second chance in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed the former Ohio State quarterback to a reserve/future contract on Thursday.

Haskins, who wore an Ohio State-themed mask to his contract signing, announced on Twitter that he will be wearing No. 3 with the Steelers.

A first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft who started 13 games in two seasons with the Washington Football Team, Haskins' signing with the Steelers comes just a few weeks after he was released by Washington in December. His two-year run with Washington ended shortly after Haskins was seen attending a party without a mask, violating COVID-19 protocols.

Haskins, who completed 60 percent of his passing attempts for 2,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions over the course of his two years in Washington, will likely start his tenure in Pittsburgh as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger. If he can impress on the field while doing all the right things off the field, Haskins could give himself a chance to be the Steelers' quarterback of the future, as Roethlisberger is 38 years old and believed to be near the end of his NFL career.

Haskins joins a roster that currently includes one other former Ohio State player, Cam Heyward.

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