Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins, 24, dies in auto accident | CBC Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed in an auto accident Saturday in Florida.

Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, instructed ESPN in regards to the quarterback’s demise, and the Steelers launched an announcement extending their condolences.

“I’m devastated and confused with the unlucky passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated. “He shortly grew to become a part of our Steelers household upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one among our hardest staff, each on the sector and in our neighborhood. Dwayne was an ideal teammate, however much more so an incredible pal to so many. I’m really heartbroken.

“Our ideas and prayers are along with his spouse, Kalabrya, and his whole household throughout this troublesome time.”

The 24-year-old Haskins was a first-round draft alternative of Washington in 2019 and began seven video games, going 2-5 as a rookie. The previous Ohio State star was 1-5 in six begins the following season for the staff, then was launched.

The Steelers gave Haskins an opportunity to resurrect his profession in January 2021 once they signed him a month after being launched by Washington. Humbled by the choice, Haskins confused he was wanting to work onerous and take up as a lot as he might from Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. He made the roster because the third-stringer however solely dressed as soon as, serving because the backup in a tie with Detroit after Roethlisberger was positioned into the COVID-19 protocol the night time earlier than the sport.

Tomlin and common supervisor Kevin Colbert each praised Haskins for his enchancment since becoming a member of the staff, and the Steelers re-signed him to a one-year deal as a restricted free agent in March. He was anticipated to compete with Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky for a spot.

“We’re excited to see what Dwayne can present, both from competitors, or possibly he evolves as a starter,” Colbert stated in January.

Haskins seemed to be working in South Florida this week with a number of teammates, together with Trubisky and different talent place gamers, together with operating again Najee Harris and tight finish Pat Freiermuth.

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