Dwayne Haskins makes the rounds when he’s looking for a new team and job for the 2021 season.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Washington Football Team quarterback is meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has already met with the Carolina Panthers.
Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins is visiting the #Steelers today, sources say. Some potential QB depth and upside movement. The free agent and ex-first round pick recently also visited the #Panthers.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2021
What could Haskin’s future hold?
Haskins was not picked up by any team after his dramatic exit from Washington in December when he was fined $ 40,000 and robbed of his captain after being photographed without a mask at a party in violation of the COVID 19 represents the NFL protocols. He started the next game, the week 16 matchup with the Panthers, but was benched in the fourth quarter. Washington released him the next day.
It’s not yet clear what chance Haskins has of getting a starting job. With Washington he didn’t look impressive enough this year to justify it, but a change of scene and a new head coach could have a positive effect on him. Haskins was the final first-round pick of the Jay Gruden era, and Washington’s freshman head coach Ron Rivera never seemed to warm to him.
It seems that Haskins’ best chance at staying in the NFL next season is to go for a backup job. But for both the Panthers and the Steelers, a backup quarterback could certainly get a go-ahead. Teddy Bridgewater didn’t impress in his first year in Carolina. And with Ben Roethlisberger’s career likely to come to an end in the next few years, the Steelers will have a gaping hole at the quarterback that needs to be filled.
The story goes on
Haskins will likely meet up with other teams in the coming weeks and months. Despite his uncomfortable exit from Washington, he’s only 23 years old and could give a team at least some QB depth – and who knows what else.
Dwayne Haskins is reportedly meeting with teams as he looks for a chance to play in 2021. (Photo by Will Newton / Getty Images)
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