Dwayne Haskins Passes Away at the Age of 24

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Dwayne Haskins current QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers and former QB of Ohio State and Washington Football Team/Redskins passed away on April 9th, 2022 at the age of 24.

I am lost for words right now. I am completely heartbroken hearing the news that Dwayne Haskins passed away due to a car accident. Now according to recent reports a car came out of nowhere and struck him in southern Florida. This is just terrible news to hear as Haskins was super young and had a long life ahead of him.

Haskins was one of the most talented college QB’s I ever saw play in Ohio State. Through his time in Ohio State he had the most passing yards and touchdowns in the Big Ten in a single season, was a part of the first team all Big Ten in 2018, won the Sammy Baugh Trophy, was MVP of the 2019 Rose Bowl during his sophomore year, and etc. By the way did you know who he beat for the starting Ohio State? Joe Burrow, Yes he defeated one of the best QB’s in the NFL and a QB that led the Bengals to Super Bowl 56. The one thing I saw in Dwayne Haskins was how determined he was. He showed this determination as a kid as I remembered that when he visited Ohio State as a kid and his father filmed him while on the campus saying “I’m going to college here”. He made a prophecy and he fulfilled it as he went to college at Ohio State and played football there. His success led to him getting drafted 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Now his career in Washington did not go well and I am not going to go into too much detail as to why. But he got another opportunity in the NFL as the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was a big opportunity for him to make an impact as Ben Roethlisberger suffered massive decline and Mason Rudolph was inconsistent. If it were me I would of started Haskins last season, but the Steelers made the incompetent decision in overpaying Ben and keeping him as the starting QB. Now that Ben retired (2 years too late) it was open competition between Dwayne Haskins, Mason Rudolph, and Mitch Trubisky. Haskins has a tremendous shot here and I feel he could have been a starter again in the NFL. Unfortunately that is not going to be the case and it is super sad. It will be a big what if here in my opinion because now that Haskins got a good coaching staff I feel he would have been a lot better than he was in Washington.

Dwayne Haskins will be dearly missed by the many friends he made throughout his life and to those that looked up to him in the football world. My thoughts and prayers go out to Haskins’s family and the Pittsburgh Steelers organization.

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