The Steelers have signed Dwayne Haskins to a Reserve/Future deal, it is a no risk, high reward move for Pittsburgh.
The 23-year old is not a member of the 53-man roster and cannot sign with another team. If he doesn’t work out the Steelers can simply cut him.
Haskins struggled on the field with sloppy machanics but that is something the Steelers can fix.
He is a talented 6 foot 4 inch 230-pound quarterback who came into the 2020 season in great shape.
Joining Mike Tomlin and the Steelers organization could be what exactly Haskins needs. Also, being an overall first round pick in the NFL Draft in 2019 and then being cut after not even two years could be the wakeup call that Haskins needs.
After being cut, Haskins was not picked up by anyone on waivers so this could be his last chance to make an NFL squad.
With Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph the only quarterbacks currently on the roster, Haskins essentially takes Devlin “Duck” Hodges spot, who was cut earlier this week.
Haskins will also have to work to get better off the field.
He was reportedly seen at a strip club without wearing a mask and was fined $40,000 by Washington and stripped of his captain title before being benched and released.
In 13 games started over the past two seasons, Haskins has gone 3-10 with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with a passer rating of 74.4.
While that isn’t encouraging, he was a breakout star at Ohio State in 2018 throwing 50 touchdowns completing 373 passes out of 533 attempts for 4,831 yards.
Haskins already has tweeted from in Twitter account that now says he's in "Littsburgh"