QB Dwayne Haskins - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-3, 231Born: 5-3-1997College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 15 (2019)

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2019 Week 4 vs NYG (9 / 17 / 107 / 0 / 3 pass, 2 / 23 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins had a rough start to his rookie season as he faced the Giants today. Coming in to replace the starter did not erase the issues that Washington is facing weekly. Dwayne was often under pressure, behind schedule on downs, and at times looked lost going through his progressions. He threw a pick-six in the third quarter forcing a pass over the middle. Then added two more interceptions in the fourth quarter trying to make things happen that simply weren't there. His supporting didn't provide much assistance as his skill position players are average at best. If he can't get some form of a run game, it will be tough for him to keep this offense afloat moving forward.

2019 Week 8 vs MIN (3 / 5 / 33 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins came in the game to replace Case Keenum and looked completely unprepared.† He attempted five passes and completed three, but they were all fairly safe throws.† The offense only generated three points in the second half with him leading the offense.† Most drives were stalled as Dwayne looked indecisive in the pocket.† Too many 3-and-outs and negative plays left the offense completely unplugged in the second half.† Dwayne had an awful interception throwing high to a wide open received over the middle of the field.† He will need to clean up his decision making and play with more command if he gets the start next week.††

2019 Week 9 vs BUF (15 / 22 / 144 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins had a very "game-manager" type of game today.† It was clear the coaching staff made an effort to implement some easy reads and quick throws into the gameplan.† Majority of Dwayne's day was spent handing the ball off, but game-script forced him into more throws.† His longest completion was twenty-two yards but most of the damage was done after the catch.† Dwayne's day could have been better if he would have completed his endzone throw to Paul Richardson.† All three endzone trips ended with field goals.† Maybe he can build off of this performance, but his limitations were clear against a tough Buffalo defense.† †

2019 Week 11 vs NYJ (19 / 35 / 214 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 5 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins had an outing that showed improvement.† His pocket awareness and willingness to keep plays alive was evident early in this game.† He still has plenty of room to grow as a quarterback going through his progressions but trying to be a playmaker is encouraging.† He completed nineteen passes and threw two touchdowns.† His best pass of the day came in the third quarter when he extended a play and found Terry McLaurin over forty years down field, but the play was called back.† Both touchdown passes came on plays that demonstrated his ability as a playmaker.† However, he still had too many errant throws and inability to get through his reads quickly.† Today was an improving performance but there is still plenty of room to grow as he plays the position.

2019 Week 12 vs DET (13 / 29 / 156 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 28 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins continues to struggle with pocket awareness and ball placement. His inability to string together a rhythmic passing game led to plenty of stalled drives and long distances on third downs. Dwayne should have had at least two touchdown passes in this game but he missed badly on both. Therefore Washington had to settle for three field goals from the offense. Dwayne didn't complete 50% of his passes but he made an effort to try making plays with his legs. He put together a game winning drive that had a mix of good throws and using his athleticism to keep plays alive. While under pressure he found Terry McLaurin on a twelve yard pass to put them in field goal range. Dwayne's accuracy has to improve tremendously but he showed great resilience after struggling majority of this game. He will need to keep clean up the turnovers as well. He had two more in this game that could have been more costly.

2019 Week 13 vs CAR (13 / 25 / 147 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 6 / 0 rush)

After being sacked on his first dropback of the game, things appeared to be heading in a familiar direction for Dwayne Haskins. However, to the rookie's credit, he responded magnificently. Washington's offensive line did an excellent job to nullify the Carolina pass rush for long stretches, allowing the big-armed Haskins to step up and fire bullet passes to his receivers. At times Haskins took a beat too long to decide and left some plays out on the field, leading to some coverage sacks, but he rarely put the offense in a bind with bad decisions or ill-advised throws. Haskins came to life in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half, gunning a pass to Kelvin Harmon on a deep dig to convert a third-and-long before firing a pinpoint pass to Chris Thompson on a deep out. The running game began to assert itself in the second half, allowing Haskins better protection and taking the load off his shoulders. He did well to keep plays and drives alive, however, often moving around the pocket to buy time before lofting passes up to wide-open targets. Haskins was unable to process things quickly enough in the red zone, missing opportunities to add more points, but overall, he produced a mature display.

2019 Week 14 vs GB (16 / 27 / 170 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins had a difficult day versus the Packers.† His struggles today had just as much to do with his lack of development as it did with playing against a strong defense.† A combination of inaccurate passes, bad reads, and stalled drives led to an almost empty first half.† However, he managed to put together a scoring drive with less than four minutes to go an avoided a first half shutout.† A few penalties assisted the drive, but he was still able to capitalize with a couple of throws and finished off by a goal line hand-off.† Majority of the second half carried the same issues for Dwayne as he struggled to find a rhythm.† One positive for Dwayne is that his one turnover was a meaningless play at the end of the half and didn't really count.† His pocket presence is still a major work in progress, and it showed today as he severely lacked internal timing.† For him to help this offense become more functional he will need to make quicker decisions pre-snap and post snap.† His one touchdown pass came in garbage time as the game was nearly out of reach.

2019 Week 15 vs PHI (19 / 28 / 261 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins may have had his best game of the season against the Eagles. He demonstrated improved command and decisiveness in the pocket. He still struggled with inaccuracies and recorded a lost fumble. However, he made more plays in the passing game than normal. Dwayne threw two touchdowns, and both were impressive considering how he has looked recently. His first touchdown involved more "run after catch" but he delivered a strike to Terry McLaurin for a seventy-five-yard score. He managed to find Terry for a short pass in coverage but the decisiveness on his read and throw refreshing considering his reluctance most times. The second touchdown thrown was a dime in the back of the endzone. It was a great read on Dwayne's behalf as he identified the cornerback out of position and placed the ball directly over the back of his helmet. This was an encouraging outing for Dwayne although against a horrendous secondary. Hopefully he can carry some of the positive play from today into next week.

2019 Week 16 vs NYG (12 / 15 / 133 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Dwayne Haskins had his best game of the year against the Giants. He appeared to be playing with the utmost confidence and a level of command that hasn’t always been there. Dwayne completed his first eight passes of the game. He kept plays alive and made throws from various platforms to keep convert first downs. It was also notable that Dwayne orchestrated an opening drive touchdown for the first time this year. Both of his touchdown drives it seemed as if he is starting to understand the value in his mobility. He constantly made plays on the move and showed a willingness to make a play when things break down. Dwayne’s fantastic day was derailed by an ankle injury at the beginning of the second half.