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Steelers All 90: QB Dwayne Haskins



Dwayne Haskins

All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2021 offseason roster.

3 • Dwayne Haskins, third-year quarterback
6-foot-4, 218 pounds

Acquired: Signed with the Steelers as a street free agent on Jan. 21, 2021.

Last season: Started the first four games of the season for Washington before being benched after a 1-3 start. Started in Weeks 15 and 16 after injuries to replacements Kyle Allen and Alex Smith.

Haskins was benched a second time in Week 16 and was replaced by former XFL quarterback Taylor Heinicke.

He finished the season with 1,439 yards on 148 of 241 passing for a 61.4 completion percentage, 73.0 passer rating and 6.0 yards per attempt. He threw seven interceptions and five touchdowns.

Career: The No. 15 overall selection of Washington in 2019, Haskins started seven games as a rookie, completing 119 of 203 passes (58.6%) for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

College: Heisman Trophy finalist after 2018 season at Ohio State. Passed for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and won Big 10 offensive player of the year and was an All-American.

Played in 22 games over two seasons with the Buckeyes.

Camp outlook: Haskins and Joshua Dobbs are set to battle for the Steelers’ No. 3 quarterback position throughout training camp.
Haskins has the pedigree and arm strength advantages, but Dobbs is more experienced and provides a level of mobility that none of the other three Steelers quarterbacks do.

The key will be how fast Haskins can pick up Matt Canada’s new offense and adapt to NFL defenses, something he had trouble with in Washington.

Future: Haskins is a restricted free agent after the 2021 season, one of two Steelers quarterbacks under team control for 2022.

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