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Dwayne Haskins was hit and killed over the weekend in a tragic incident along a highway in South Florida and his death resonated across the NFL world.
The former Washington and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback joined the NFL before the start of the 2019 season. He was Washington’s choice in the first round of the 2019 draft and started 13 games for the team between 2019 and 2020. He was released after the 2020 season and was signed by the Steelers for the 2021. Season. He served primarily in the backup role.
Michael Irvin, a former Dallas Cowboys legend who serves as an analyst for the NFL Network and keeps a close eye on the team, told Fox News Digital in a recent interview that he met Haskins only once and felt “bad” when he heard the news of the quarterback passing by.
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“I felt so bad when I heard that news. I felt bad when I saw some of the things that went on with him in the few years he’s been in the NFL. I thought that “He was thrown into a difficult situation in Washington. It’s a difficult situation,” said Irvin.
Irvin, who recently became an investor in the training platform TradeZing, said he hopes Haskins would continue to develop and return to a starting quarterback.
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“There’s a lot of pressure on quarterbacks coming into this league, and the quarterback has to wear that mantra, and it’s a difficult mantra to wear. They expect you to be in a certain way and a group of grown men. led, and I thought he needed some more time, “said Irvin. “He could develop into anything he wanted to be in the National Football League.
“I just hate that his time was short, and I pray for his family and his friends.”
Haskins was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a dump truck while driving along a South Florida freeway, officials said. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Indiana Miranda said Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.
“He was trying to cross the western lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Miranda said in a statement.
Miranda said the incident was “an open traffic murder investigation.”
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It was not immediately known why Haskins was then driving on the highway. He appeared to be in South Florida over the course of the week to practice with Steelers teammates Mitchell Trubisky, running back Najee Harris and tight-end Pat Freiermuth.