According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Haskins is going to be getting another shot in 2022. On Sunday he reported that the Steelers plan to place a restricted free agent tender on him.
This tender is expected to be an original-round tender worth $2.5 million. It's not quite what he was earning in his first two years in Washington, but it's a strong sign that the Steelers plan to bring him into training camp at least.
The Steelers signed the former Ohio State and Washington QB at the end of last season. But they didn't even let him throw a pass this year as he served as third-string behind Mason Rudolph.
It's not much of an exaggeration to suggest that Dwayne Haskins is one of the biggest busts at quarterback in the past decade.
In two seasons, the former No. 15 overall pick is 3-10 as a starter with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was cut from the Washington Football Team after less than two seasons due to disciplinary reasons. Even some of his failed contemporaries like JaMarcus Russell, Sam Darnold and E.J. Manuel lasted longer with the teams that drafted them.
Haskins is having a hard time finding his niche, but may be in the right place at the right time now. If he can outduel Mason Rudolph or whatever other quarterback the Steelers may bring in this offseason, his NFL career will have new life.
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