哈斯金斯, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, told reporters Wednesday that he is confident in his abilities despite what he’s shown so far.
“I definitely feel like I could be a starter in this league. I got drafted for that reason,” 他说, 通过 NFL网络. “I definitely believe I have talent to play with the best of them, but really, I just haven’t put it all together yet. And that’s something I have to do this offseason in order to put myself in that position to play.”
Haskins flamed out in less than two seasons with 华盛顿州 after being taken with the 15th overall pick in 2019, but the Steelers offered him a second chance when they signed him to a one-year deal in 2021.
He served as a third-string quarterback behind Mason Rudolph after going 3-10 as a starter in Washington with 12 触地得分和 14 拦截.
“They’re giving me a chance to compete, and I have a chance to start,” Haskins said. “That’s all I could ask for.”
鲁道夫, 谁是 5-4-1 in his career as a starter and struggled in his only start this season, is also optimistic about his potential to be next season’s starter.
“All I want is a chance to compete to be the guy here,” Rudolph said, 通过 ESPN. “Seems like that’s more of a real possibility now more than ever … I’m ready to get the opportunity again to prove myself. I understand what I’ve put on tape in 2019, and up to this point, there’s still question marks on my game, and I want to prove those people wrong. And I want to prove to myself and to my teammates. It’s one day at a time.”