Redskins Sign Former Buckeye QB Dwayne Haskins to 4-Year Deal

Dwayne Haskins Ohio State Buckeyes Quarterback Redskins

Say hello to America’s newest millionaire — former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has inked his first-round deal with the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

As with all first-round draft picks, the deal is for four years with a team option for a fifth year.

Haskins’ deal is expected to be in the neighborhood of $14.4 million with an $8.5 million signing bonus. His 2019 salary will be around $2.6 million.

Washington selected Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the first round. He was the third quarterback taken off the board, following Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray to Arizona with the first overall pick and Duke’s Daniel Jones to the New York Giants with the sixth overall pick.

Haskins is expected to compete with Colt McCoy and Case Keenum for the starting job this season. Haskins will make his debut on Friday when Washington opens up their rookie camp.

Also signing on Thursday was former Buckeye cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who inked a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

No other Buckeye draftees have signed yet.

Defensive end Nick Bosa will be signing the biggest deal, as he was selected second overall in the first round.

Two other former Buckeyes were in the NFL transaction wire this week. The Oakland Raiders signed former receiver Jalin Marshall on Tuesday, then cut him on Thursday.

Former running back Rod Smith signed an unrestricted free agent deal with the New York Giants, where he will provide a big-back complement to Saquon Barkley.

[Dwayne Haskins photo courtesy Washington Redskins / Twitter. | Ohio State Football]