NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away early Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle on an interstate in Florida.
The fatal accident occurred around 6:37 a.m. ET, and as news started to trickle out about what happened, it left the NFL world in shock. Dozens of players from around the league jumped on Twitter throughout the day Saturday to share their thoughts, memories, prayers and condolences for Haskins, who was just 24 years old.
Joe Burrow was one of several quarterbacks who expressed his feelings on Twitter. Burrow and Haskins were teammates at Ohio State in 2017.
Haskins beat Burrow out for the starting QB job at Ohio State heading into the 2018 season, which led to Burrow’s decision to transfer to LSU.
Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Tyrod Taylor were among the other NFL quarterbacks to pay their respects on Twitter.
Haskins was in Florida this week because he was working out with some of his Steelers’ teammates. The quarterback was heading into his second season in Pittsburgh, and his loss left his teammates heartbroken.
Steelers star T.J. Watt and quarterback Mason Rudolph were among the many Pittsburgh players who shared their feelings on Twitter.
Ben Roethlisberger, who only spent one season as Haskins’ teammate before retiring in January, released a statement following the death of his former teammate.
“I only had the privilege to know D-Hask for a short time, but in that time I got to meet a young man that didn’t seem to ever have a bad day,” Roethlisberger wrote. “He came to work everyday with a smile on his face and energy and love in his heart. I really enjoyed his passion and love for the game and wanting to learn and be the best.”
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