Dwayne Haskins Says Chance He Returns Is "50-50"

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was not ready to announce his future plans in the immediate aftermath of their 28-23 Rose Bowl victory over Washington.

He went 25-for-37 with 3 touchdown passes and 251 yards, and spoke to reporters on the field. 

"There's no timeline," he said on when he will make a decision about whether he'll return to OSU, or turn pro.

He later put the odds of his coming back at 50-50.

Haskins, along with Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and eventual winner, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, were the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

The Buckeye signal caller set numerous records in one year of starting for the Scarlet and Gray. He is coming off the best season in Big Ten history when it comes to passing yards, passing touchdowns, and total offense. 

He also stepped in when J.T. Barrett injured his knee in the third quarter of the 2017 game against Michigan. Ohio State was down 20-14, when Haskins replaced Barrett. He went 6 of 7 for 94 yards and helped OSU grab the 31-20 victory.

There have been reports that Georgia's backup quarterback, Justin Fields, is considering transferring to OSU. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman Tate Martell, true freshman Matthew Baldwin, and West Virginia grad transfer Chris Chugunov remain members of the program. 

Martell admitted that if he was in a similar position to Haskins, he knew what he would do. "I just don't know how anybody could pass up being probably the number six pick, going to the Giants right now, and playing with Odell [Beckham]."

It bears noting that comment followed remarks by Martell in which he indicated he would be happy with whatever Haskins decides.

 

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