Buccaneers Legend Heaps Praise on ‘Tom Brady-ish’ Quarterback Dwayne Haskins

Published 02/22/2021, 1:41 PM EST
Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) warms before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Dwayne Haskins Jr. was drafted by Washington Football Team in 2019. He was picked in the 1st-round (15th overall) and was tipped to be Washington’s quarterback of the future. But just 2 seasons later, Haskins finds himself with a new NFL franchise heading into the 2021 NFL season.

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Dec 27, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks on from the sidelines after being benched against the Carolina Panthers in the fourth quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The former Ohio State man signed with 2020 AFC North champions Pittsburgh Steelers after he was released by Washington last year.

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He will serve as a backup to veteran QB Ben Roethlisberger. Haskins will compete with Mason Rudolph for the backup QB spot in Pittsburgh this year.

But former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Trent Dilfer has big expectations from the under-fire youngster.

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Dwayne Haskins Jr. compared to Tom Brady by the legendary Trent Dilfer

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— Steelers Depot 🎄 (@Steelersdepot) February 16, 2021

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer compared the 23-year-old Dwayne Haskins Jr. to veteran superstar Tom Brady in a recent interview.

The former Baltimore Ravens man said Haskins is the only quarterback whom he feels resembles Brady’s style of play on the football field.

“I thought Dwayne should’ve waited, but he’s the most like Tom Brady of anyone we’ve had. He sees it like Tom, he works at it, he plays that way.

“He plays on time, with his intellectual process. I don’t want to compare anyone to Brady, but he’s Tom Brady-ish,” Dilfer told Albert Breer of The Sports Illustrated.

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Dec 20, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. (7) attempts a pass as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Damontre’ Moore (99) defends during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished the 2020 season with 1,439 passing yards from 7 games. He had more interceptions (7) than passing touchdowns (5) in his final season for Washington.

Only time will tell if Steelers HC Mike Tomlin can manage to get the best out of Haskins in the coming months. Either way, this could be the youngster’s last shot at making it big in the NFL.

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