The Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2022 NFL common season on the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday however had one thing else on their minds forward of the weekend.
Per Teresa Varley of the Steelers’ web site, the franchise confirmed on Friday that it’ll honor former backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins all through the 2022 marketing campaign with stickers of his “3” jersey quantity positioned on the backs of participant helmets.
Haskins died on April 9 after he was struck by a dump truck on an interstate in Florida. It was discovered that he was legally drunk and had medication in his system on the time of the incident. He was simply 24 years previous.
Haskins initially entered the NFL when the now-Washington Commanders made him a first-round draft choose in 2019 however was released by that group in December 2020. He first signed with the Steelers in January 2021 after which put pen to paper on a one-year restricted free agent tender this previous March. He never obtained a chance to throw a cross for the membership throughout a regular-season recreation.
Pittsburgh now has free-agent signing Mitchell Trubisky serving as its QB1 forward of rookie Kenny Pickett and profession backup Mason Rudolph following the retirement of future Corridor of Famer Ben Roethlisberger.
In complete, Haskins appeared in 16 NFL video games with Washington and made 13 begins. He posted a 3-10-0 file and accomplished 267-of-444 passes (60.1%) for two,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.