Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says he is "truly heartbroken" by the tragic passing of quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins tragically passed away after being hit by a car in South Florida on Saturday morning, his agent confirmed to Adam Schefter.
Haskins was just 24 and coach Tomlin was at a loss for words after hearing the news. "I'm devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community.
Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous to so many. I'm truly heartbroken," Tomlin said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time."
The Washington Commanders statement on Haskins
The Commanders drafted Haskins at No. 15 in the 2019 NFL draft. After hearing the tragic news, Commanders co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder released a statement. "We are devastated to hear the news of the tragic passing od Dwayne Haskins Jr.
He was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had an infectious personality. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. Our heart and prayers are with the members of Dwayne's family and all of those who knew him and loved him," Dan and Tanya Snyder wrote.
The Commanders vaiwed Haskins in 2020 December. The Steelers signed Haskins last offseason and gave him another shot to prove himself in the NFL. "I just wanted to prove to the coaching staff and my teammates how much I love football," Haskins said last June.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here and showing them that my mind is in the right place and I'm willing to work to be able to show my talents and be able to work and earn a spot here." Haskins didn't impress the Commanders brass and he was determined to prove himself in Pittsburgh.
"I just wanted to be at a place where I felt like I was wanted and I feel like I'm wanted here," he said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to be somewhere where I just feel I can be myself and play ball and not have to worry about all the other stuff that comes along with it."