Dwayne Haskins 'looking forward' to playing former teammate Joe Burrow in NFL
For a few years, Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow competed against each other in Columbus. The two were battling for a starting job at Ohio State with the same goal in mind: lead the Buckeyes to a national championship.
In 2018, after J.T. Barrett had departed, Haskins beat Burrow for the starting job at Ohio State. The prompted Burrow to find a home elsewhere to finish his college career. He wound up at LSU, where he led the Tigers to an undefeated season, a national championship and took home the Heisman Trophy.
Now, Haskins and Burrow are set to square off as quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s a different kind of competition now, but one Haskins is really looking forward to come November.
“I mean, I even went to school with Joe for two years,” Haskins told NBCSports. “So it’s just crazy to think how far we all came since high school. Now we all get to compete against each other on the biggest stage. Looking forward to it.”
The Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Washington to take on the Redskins in Week 11 of the NFL schedule, set for Sunday, Nov. 22 with a 1 p.m. kickoff time. It will pit Burrow against former teammates like Haskins, Chase Young and Terry McLaurin.
Both Haskins and Burrow were first-round selections in their respective draft classes.