Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow Hated Each Other At Ohio State
Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow hated each other at Ohio State. The latter would later ultimately leave the Buckeyes for LSU, where he won a National Championship and Heisman in his final season.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Burrow with the top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in hopes that he would rejuvenate their flailing franchise.
One year earlier, in 2019, the then-Washington Redskins took Haskins with the 15th pick.
This past week, Haskins did an interview where he acknowledged that due to their competition for starting quarterback at Ohio State, he and Burrow did not get along.
“I love Joe but during that battle, for almost two years, me and Joe couldn’t stand each other,” he admitted.
“Every day, whether it was morning workouts or when we had to do mat drills and it’d be me and him on the mat drill, it was gritty.
“Or it was practice and me and him are trying to get in front of each other to get a rep to throw to one of the starting receivers. It was always this heated competition but we knew we got the best out of each other. He made it hard for me and I made it hard for him and I didn’t let him take it away.”
Despite the startling admission, Haskins was quick to point out that he and Burrow get along fine now. It was just the spirit of competition that drove them apart.
Expectations will be high for both youngsters heading into next season.
Last year, the Bengals and Redskins both finished last in their respective divisions – so there will be plenty of room for growth on both sides.