After impressive preseason game, Dwayne Haskins gets some first-team reps

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Dwayne Haskins is not competing with Ben Roethlisberger to be the Steelers’ first-string quarterback. But he may be making gains in his competition with Mason Rudolph to be the No. 2 quarterback in Pittsburgh.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin praised Haskins for his play in last week’s preseason game against the Eagles, and Haskins got some work with the first-team offense on Sunday.

When Roethlisberger, who had most of the first-team reps on Sunday, took a two-minute drill off, it was Haskins and not Rudolph who led the first-string offense, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

A former first-round draft pick who flamed out in Washington, Haskins has been getting good reviews for his work in Steelers camp. Rudolph is still ahead of Haskins on the depth chart, but Haskins appears to be making progress.

7 responses to “After impressive preseason game, Dwayne Haskins gets some first-team reps

  1. It is more important to land in the right situation than to simply be drafted “high”. So many 1st round QBs end up in the wrong organization and just get mentally destroyed and most never recover, regardless of how promising they looked up to draft day. It would be a nice story if Dwayne Haskins can do what Josh Rosen didn’t, and overcome this to live up to his potential.

  2. Please Mike Tomlin. Start Haskins. The rest of the AFC North is begging you

  3. Steelers will always be a dangerous team with Roethlisberger starting. If he is not starting, they are a very average to below average team.

  4. Haskins looked great in the preseason in 2019, too. LOTS of QBs look good when the other team hasn’t spent 30 seconds game-planning against them (and LOTS of lazy sportswriters ignore that fact). When the lights come on, Haskins is one of the most inconsistent QBs you’ll ever see. Ask the Washington receivers if any of them miss Haskins!

  5. Steelers will always be a dangerous team with Roethlisberger starting. If he is not starting, they are a very average to below average team.

    Being a Cowboys ,eans you have a PhD in Aberage. Last time they were above average was the mid nineties…..you might want to sit this one out Yex.

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