Reporter Blasts Dwayne Haskins For Throwing “Lousy” Passes And On His Phone During Pregame Warmups vs Lions

Ben Roethlisberger was out of the lineup on Sunday, which forced the Steelers to start Mason Rudolph against the winless Detroit Lions.

The game was a disaster for the Steelers, who struggled to get anything going offensively. Pittsburgh ended up tying the hopeless Lions, 16-16.

Rudolph’s performance raised questions as to why Mike Tomlin kept sticking with Rudolph rather than giving third-string quarterback Dwayne Haskins a shot.

We may not know why but one reporter may have an idea why.


According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Haskins wasn’t focused ahead of the Steelers-Lions game. He was on his phone a ton and threw “lousy” pregame passes:

Washington released Haskins before the end of last season after numerous incidents similar to this. The 23-year-old made the Steelers 53-man roster back in August after an impressive offseason.