Mike Tomlin seemed to take a dig at the Broncos’ current quarterback woes on Sunday. ESPN reporter Brooke Pryor asked the Steelers coach if he’d place an emergency quarterback in a “bubble” to avoid Denver’s predicament and ensure the team would always have one available.
Tomlin’s response was telling.
Asked Mike Tomlin if they would put an emergency QB in a bubble to avoid a Denver situation:
“No, because we exercise all of the necessary precautions in terms of the quarterbacks we have.”
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 29, 2020
But here’s the thing: The NFL fined Pittsburgh in early November for violating the league’s coronavirus protocols. The team and Tomlin were fined $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, after Steelers coaches failed to wear face coverings at all times during their 28-24 win at Baltimore.
So, Tomlin’s answer is a little hollow — especially after starting running back and cancer survivor James Conner reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Even still, Pittsburgh seems to have at least one quarterback who can take the field when the team faces Baltimore on Tuesday.