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.
Prayers man…🙏🏽— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 9, 2022
RIP Dwayne Haskins.. heartbreaking… Prayers to his family & loved ones.— Kyler Murray (@K1) April 9, 2022
Love yours while they’re here!
Beyond saddened to hear of the loss of our NFL brother.. RIP Dwayne! Prayers to the entire Haskins family! 🙏🏾— Tyrod Taylor (@TyrodTaylor) April 9, 2022
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.
Devastated.— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) April 9, 2022
The world lost a great person today. When Dwayne first walked into the locker room I could tell he was an upbeat guy. He was always making people smile, never taking life for granted. His impact on me will last a forever.— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) April 9, 2022
Dwayne meant so much to so many people. His smile was infectious and he was a guy you wanted to be around. We are all in shock about losing him. We are going to miss the heck out of him as well. We lost you way too early. Luckily I got a chance to get to know you. RIP DH— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 9, 2022
Such heartbreaking news. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace Dwayne 🙏🏼— Derek Watt (@DerekWatt34) April 9, 2022
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."
One of the more emotional reactions on Twitter came from Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool, who had been in Florida with Haskins on Friday.
-A moment of vulnerability-— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) April 9, 2022
The moment I realized I had lost a brother.
We are placed on this undesirable pedestal and become treated as if we are anything but human, but It’s okay to not be okay. Allow me to be the example. Love you, 3 🤍🕊 https://t.co/3ZGehDX49H pic.twitter.com/cIUHCiPM21
The loss of Haskins didn't just leave his Steelers teammates devastated, but it also left many of his former Ohio State teammates speechless and heartbroken. Colts receiver Parris Campbell spent two seasons in Columbus with Haskins.
worst news i’ve ever woke up to..— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) April 9, 2022
Sorry for your lost fam 🙏🏾 I know bro meant a lot to you and the fam💜— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) April 9, 2022
🙏🏾— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 9, 2022
Praying for Haskins Family🙏🏾💔— Matt Breida (@MattBreida) April 9, 2022
Praying for the the Haskins family & all of his loved ones.. gone way too soon 🙏🏽— Christian Kirk (@ckirk) April 9, 2022
💔🙏🏾— Carlos Hyde (@elguapo) April 9, 2022
God Is and will forever be the Greatest! May God be with the Haskins family and loved ones.— Jonnu Smith (@Easymoney_81) April 9, 2022
Several NFL coaches also paid their respects on Twitter, including Kevin O'Connell.
The Vikings new coach, who was Haskins' offensive coordinator in Washington in 2019, had this to say after he heard the tragic news.
Struggling to find the words to express how crushing this news is today. Dwayne had such a positive energetic outlook on life and always treated people with genuine kindness. So Talented and with so much positive ahead in his life. Thoughts and Prayers to the Haskins Family. pic.twitter.com/BsfEYtBOLu— Kevin O'Connell (@KevOC7) April 9, 2022
Former Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who coached Haskins at Ohio State, also shared a tweet about the quarterback.
During his brief NFL career, Haskins spent two years in Washington and one season with the Steelers. Both organizations shared their sentiments following Haskins' death.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin also released a statement.
"I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
On Washington's end, Commanders owner Dan Snyder had a personal tie with Haskins: His son went to high school with him.
"We are devastated to hear the news of the tragic passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr.," Dan and Tanya Snyder said in a statement. "He was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had an infectious personality."
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