While it looks like veteran Ben Roethlisberger will give it another go as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback, the backup position is certainly up for grabs. The team added young QB Dwayne Haskins after his release from Washington and he seems determined to prove he can earn a spot on the roster.
Haskins signed a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Steelers in January after he passed through waivers unclaimed. The former 2019 first-round pick is expected to battle Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs for the right to be Roethlisbergers' backup when the season kicks off in September.
The 24-year-old signal-caller has had a tough start to his career leaving Washington with a 3-10 record as a starter. Haskins averaged 205.6 passing yards per game, but he threw more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (12) in his two years with the organization.
The Steelers hope Haskins can use his change of scenery as a fresh start. He has been receiving a lot of praise from the coaching staff so far and seems focused on proving why he was worth the risk.
"My expectations here is to make everyone who decided to take a chance on me look good and just work as hard as I possibly can and let my work speak for itself."- Dwayne Haskins
Training camp will be a monumental turning point in Haskins' career. It could jumpstart his role as the Steelers' possible heir to Roethlisberger or worsen his chances of becoming a true starter in the NFL.
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