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According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died this morning when he was hit by a car in South Florida. He would have turned 25 years old in May.
This tragic news is obviously bigger than football or fantasy football. Haskins was reportedly training with other Steelers skill position players in South Florida when he was hit by a vehicle.
Pittsburgh has placed an original-round RFA tender on quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
As expected, Haskins receives an RFA tender which is worth $2.54 million. The 24-year-old QB is currently third on the depth chart behind newly-acquired Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. Whether there will be an actual competition for the starting job remains to be seen given the contract Trubisky received yesterday. At this point, Haskins has no fantasy value.
Dwayne Haskins will remain with the Steelers after the team used an original-round tender on the quarterback.
The 24-year-old will make $2.54 million in 2022 with this move. The QB will head into his third year in the league having made 13 starts and has thrown for 12 touchdowns with a 74.4 QBR.
Dwayne Haskins has been notified that he will receive a restricted free agent tender. The expectation is that Haskins will receive an original-round tender, which would pay him in the range of $2.5 million.
This was expected, as the team indicated that Haskins would get a chance to compete for the starting job with veteran Ben Roethlisberger likely to retire following the 2021 season. Haskins, the former first-round pick, apparently has done enough to warrant consideration in Pittsburgh. Given the lack of inspiring alternatives, Haskins is an interesting Superflex dynasty stash as things play out in Pittsburgh.
Dwayne Haskins said that Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert indicated he will have a chance to compete for the starting QB job heading into the 2022 season.
With it looking like Ben Roethlisberger's time as a Steeler is officially over, they'll be in the market this offseason for the team's next quarterback. Haskins and Mason Rudolph remain on the roster. There have been various rumors of them being in on Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson if either of them move teams, while the NFL Draft will also be an option.