Former Ohio State QBs, teammates named captains for respective NFL teams
Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow battled like hell for the starting job at Ohio State in spring 2018. Haskins won the job, Burrow transferred to LSU and both went on to have successful college careers.
Now, they’ve turned strong careers at the college level into leadership roles with their respective NFL teams. This week, both Haskins and Burrow were named team captains for their squads.
Haskins is a captain of the Washington Football Team while Burrow earned the honor with the Cincinnati Bengals. Haskins is in his second season the NFL, while Burrow is a rookie.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 9, 2020
🚨 2020 CAPTAINS 🚨 pic.twitter.com/JLFwKsrUrF
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 9, 2020
In the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins was a first-round selection, going No. 15 overall to Washington. He was a high draft choice after throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns while completing 70 percent of his passes, leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record.
Haskins was a Heisman Trophy finalist at the end of the season.
Burrow was the No. 1 overall selection after a sensational senior season at LSU. Burrow led the Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record and claimed the Heisman after throwing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns with a blistering 76 percent completion rate.
It should be fun to watch the former teammates on the field this fall at the next level.