4 reasons the Steelers are already winning the offseason

Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Washington Football Team. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Dwayne Haskins

While his signing has seemingly split the Steelers fanbase, there is still no argument (at least to this author) that the signing of Dwayne Haskins was a huge win for the team. While the odds of him becoming the new face of the franchise isn’t likely, he should at a bare minimum be a solid backup. Having a solid backup on a cheap contract for potentially the next two years is a good thing. As well, that first-round pedigree is there. While a longshot, there is a real chance he is the current plan for life after Ben Roethlisberger.

The team may not envision this for the long-term, but as a transitional quarterback, the Steelers could do worse. Not to mention, while his play with the Football Team wasn’t great, he is entering arguably a better offense with more weapons. If the team can rebuild the line and the running game and Haskins is willing to put some work in, he could find some success here.

At the end of the day, the Steelers got Haskins for nothing, so the move is all upside. The team could cut him tomorrow and it wouldn’t change anything. What it does is give the team their depth chart assuming Roethlisberger comes back. Haskins and Mason Rudolph can fight for the backup role and whoever wins should see some playing time. While a small move, the team showing they are willing to take on a player with some risks was a pleasant break from the norm.