During the game against the Lions, Dwayne Haskins apparently was looking at his phone

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During the game against the Lions, Dwayne Haskins apparently was looking at his phone

On Sunday Haskins was elevated as the backup quarterback to Mason Rudolph after starting QB Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out due to COVID-19. Instead of preparing for the crucial game against the Detroit Lions, where he could possibly make his first play, the 24-year-old reportedly didn’t get serious at all.

Haskins didn’t play against the Lions. Of course the Steelers had a hard time overall against Detroit, with the game ending in a 16-16 tie after overtime, so it might have been difficult for Tomlin to change QBs since it could go out of hand with just one mistake. For what it’s worth, while some fans are disappointed by the development, others also defended Haskins and claimed that the issue may have been overblown. After all, players–not only Haskins–check their phones before games for music and other reasons not so uncommon.

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  • Dwayne Haskins, the Steelers’ quarterback, was reportedly using his phone before the Steelers’ Week 10 draw with the Lions. Guinhawa, Angelo 15 November 2021 Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins During his tenure with the Washington Football Team, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was heavily chastised for his poor study and practise habits. If recent stories are to be believed, things haven’t significantly improved since he switched teams.

  • According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, Haskins was even seen checking his phone prior to the showdown. “Dwayne Haskins, ostensibly one play from his 1st game action yesterday, spent warm-ups throwing lousy passes & checking his phone. …” Kinkhabwala wrote in response to a tweet regarding Roethlisberger’s absence. That is certainly not a good look for Dwayne Haskins, and it surely doesn’t improve his chances of getting playing time under center for Mike Tomlin’s squad.