January 21, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Steelers Sign Dwayne Haskins Jr. to 1-Year Contract

Have the Steelers found their potential Ben Roethlisberger replacement? 

On Thursday, Pittsburgh signed former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins Jr. to a one-year deal, according to ESPN.

The No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft has had a short yet tumultuous career. He was slow to pick up the playbook, took a selfie with fans in his first win instead of being on the field to take a knee and partied maskless at a strip club following a loss. That drama doomed his time in Washington, but now he'll have a fresh start with the Steelers. 

It's a low-risk, high-reward move for Pittsburgh, who needs to figure out their quarterback succession plan after Big Ben retires. The future Hall of Famer has said he's going to return for the 2021 campaign, but Roethlisberger has been prone to injuries — especially now that he's approaching 40. 

If all goes well, Haskins could backup Big Ben and potentially take over the following season. 

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