Dwayne Haskins claims to be “50-50” regarding his football future

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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is ready for the NFL, and the NFL is ready for Dwayne Haskins. But Haskins isn’t ready to say he’s ready for the NFL.

After Tuesday’s Rose Bowl win over Washington, the guy who threw 50 touchdown passes in his only season as a starter said he’s “50-50” to enter the draft or to return to Ohio State. And, of course, anything other than “I’m definitely coming back” means he’s likely not.

Haskins also said there’s “no timetable” for his decision — other than, you know, the January 15 deadline for applying for early entry to the draft. Which means that he’ll make his decision (or, perhaps more accurately, announce the decision he already has made) within the next 13 days.

Haskins is expected to enter the draft, and to become only the third Ohio State quarterback drafted in the first round. Chances are he didn’t want to take away from the moment by saying, “I’m out of here.” Chances are better than 50-50 that he’ll be doing so at some point before the non-timetable timetable for entering the draft expires.

8 responses to “Dwayne Haskins claims to be “50-50” regarding his football future

  1. He needs more work in college. He is not going to get that much time to sit back in the pocket and wait for a WR to get open.

  2. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is ready for the NFL

    We shall see, one season is not a real good sample size to say anyone is ready for the NFL

  3. Remember when Cardale Jones came back and lost millions of $$$$? As an Ohio State fan, selfishly, I’d love him to come back but make the right decision. They always honor your scholarship if you want your degree later

  4. It would be insane for him to go back to school with this year’s QB draft class. He’ll almost certainly be a top 5 pick.

  5. Weak QB draft class – he should go.

    Let’s say that you were three years into your college career, there was a shortage of underwater basket weavers, and you could make millions of guaranteed dollars if you left school immediately and could start your underwater basket weaving career now, setting you up for life. AND if you wanted to over the next couple years, you could go back and finish your degree at minimal cost to you, your employer would give you time off to do so.

    But if you waited until next year, you might not have the same opportunities, you could injure yourself weaving baskets underwater, etc etc.

    Even if you’re not the best underwater basket weaver ever, it’s still in your best interest to do it now.

  6. he should stay for one more year, develop his game more under ryan day, put the buckeyes back in the national championship picture and come out this time next year and more than likely will be the number 1 pick.

  7. I think he could benefit from another year of college. However, if he’s going to be drafted in the top five then I’d have to say it’s too much to pass up. Let’s face it, there’s no guarantee that any particular QB can make it in the NFL. So, why not get that money while the opportunity is there. Again, I think most of these guys would benefit from an extra year but the money is hard to pass up. This guy can make enough money just by signing his name that he wouldn’t have to work another day in his life once his football career is over. How can you pass that up? I’d love for him to stay but if he’s going in the top five then perhaps the best choice is to declare.

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