Mike Tomlin says Steelers keep QBs safe from COVID — after NFL fined them for violating protocols

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.

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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.

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