Dwayne Haskins, the former Washington Football Team quarterback who was released by the team during the regular season, has come to an agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers contract of one year, recent sources have claimed.
The claim was made by Adam Schefter of ESPN and also NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Twitter and was further mentioned by the league via a tweet as well. However, an official confirmation from the Steelers is awaited with more details about the contract.
After three weeks as a free agent, Dwayne Haskins set to arrive at Steelers
Dwayne Haskins was released after Washington lost their Week 16 fixture against the Carolina Panthers.
Just a week before he parted ways with the team, Haskins had breached the league’s COVID protocol. The QB was photographed at his girlfriend’s birthday and was also seen without wearing a mask.
After two consecutive losses against the Seattle Seahawks and the Panthers, Haskins was stripped off from captaincy and was also fined $40,000 by the NFL for his second protocol breach, before he was released.
“I take full responsibility for not meeting the standards of a NFL QB & will become a better man & player because of this experience,” the player had tweeted following the incident.
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A 2019 first round draft pick from Ohio State, Haskins made a total of 16 appearances in the NFL, passed for a total of 2,804 yards with a 60.1% completion rate as well as clocking 12 passing touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
In his final game for Washington against Panthers, the 23-year-old completed 14 of 28 passes, covering 154 passing yards with two interceptions.
“I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways,” head coach Ron Riveria had stated after releasing Haskins, “we want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward.”
Going forward with Taylor Heinicke as the QB, Washington reached the Wild Card Round this season, where they suffered a 31-23 defeat against Tampa Bay Buccaneers.