5 trades to strengthen Panthers QB options behind Sam Darnold

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY) Sam Darnold, Will Grier and P.J. Walker
(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY) Sam Darnold, Will Grier and P.J. Walker /
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Dwayne Haskins – Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the richer teams when it comes to backup quarterback options with Mason Rudolph, Josh Dobbs, and former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins.

Both Rudolph and Dobbs have the advantage of spending a lot of time in the Steelers system. Leaving one to wonder if Haskins could end up being used as a trade asset.

Haskins isn’t a starter right now. He has plenty of talent but during his time with the Washington Football Team, we saw enough to know there is little leeway for the former first-round pick this season.

Even with his issues and struggles in Washington, if Haskins does become available his abilities and talent make him a superior backup to either P.J. Walker or Will Grier.

Acquiring Haskins will all depend on his preseason. If he struggles, the Ohio State product is likely to be released. Solid production in the warmup games will make him a trade asset.

For the Carolina Panthers, this move is the least appealing. It’s also worth remembering that they brought Haskins in for a visit earlier this year without committing to a deal.

This would also likely cost more than acquiring Fromm and Haskins isn’t much of an upgrade. But in fairness, he is capable of running an offense with some form of cohesion.