3 reasons Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins is getting overhyped
By Tommy Jaggi
The fact that the Steelers need a new franchise QB
I think many fans are looking for some light at the end of the tunnel and someone to believe in when Ben Roethlisberger calls it quits. I don’t say this as a bad thing. It’s good to have a positive outlook. However, wanting Dwayne Haskins to be the next man up for the Steelers could cloud your judgment on the player that he is in reality.
Outside of a pretty big arm, Haskins doesn’t have any other noteworthy traits that make me believe he could be a franchise quarterback. Quite the contrary, actually, as his lack of traits in many areas hurt his chances of becoming the player everyone wants him to be.
Haskins has very spotty accuracy and his consistency and precision when throwing the football are all over the place. This is something that he really hasn’t improved on since his days at Ohio State. Additionally, Haskins is very much a statue in the pocket (as evidenced by his 49 sacks taken in just 20 games). He’s not a great athlete and he isn’t able to get outside the framework when things break down and extend the play.
Overall, I see a player whose skill set is more fitting to be a backup quarterback than a franchise passer in the NFL, but his elite college production, former first-round draft status, and the fact that the Steelers desperately need to find their next franchise passer have caused fans to drastically overhype Dwayne Haskins.