Remove Tua Tagovailoa from the equation and there hasn’t been a better quarterback in college football than Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. As a first-year starter, he’s put up some ridiculous numbers.
Through six games, Haskins has thrown for 1,919 yards and 25 touchdowns and is completing passes at a 71 percent clip. He’s considered to be one of the top candidates in the Heisman Trophy race and has undoubtedly been the B1G Offensive Player of the Year.
So, what exactly does that mean for Haskins’ future? Will he stick around in Columbus for another season? Or is he already NFL-ready?
College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in.
One college football fan asked Herbstreit whether he believed Haskins would turn pro following the year. The College GameDay analyst hopes we see another season out of the Ohio State QB on the college level.
“Hope not,” Herbstreit said. “He’s having an unbelievable year and will continue to put up ridiculous numbers, but think he could benefit from another year of seasoning. Reading coverages, dealing with pressure, and making consistent decision(s) when under duress. Reps are big for him.”
Hope not. He’s having an unbelievable year and will continue to put up ridiculous numbers, but think he could benefit from another year of seasoning. Reading coverages, dealing with pressure, and making consistent decision when under duress. Reps are big for him. https://t.co/2cFRO3zpjX
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 11, 2018
Last week against Indiana, Haskins threw for over 400 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-26 win.
As Haskins continues to perform at a high level, the question regarding his future will continue to linger. For now, though, we get to see him in a Buckeye uniform for at least seven more games.
Ohio State will take on Minnesota this weekend.