A useful instructional course for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins proceeded against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
Haskins finished 16 of 22 passes for 161 yards and a score as the second quarterback into the setup for the Steelers against the Eagles. Artisan Rudolph began the challenge with Ben Roethlisberger being held out by the group.
“I thought he was in order around evening time,” Steelers lead trainer Mike Tomlin said, through Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He did a great job communicating with people, going through his progressions. There was a third-down play, third-and-8 maybe, and I saw him go through three or four reads and throw the ball over the middle of the field and converted for us. That was a snapshot of the night he had.”
Haskins, a previous first-round pick of the Washington Football Team in 2019, is doing combating with Rudolph for the reinforcement occupation to Roethlisberger. The exhibition against the Eagles comes after he a strong preseason debut last week in the Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys. Haskins finished 8 of 13 passes for 54 yards in his first show trip with the Steelers. The two drives he directed finished with scores.
Haskins was made against the Eagles and said an idea from quarterbacks mentor Mike Sullivan to play like a “jazz player” paid off.
“Pretty much be smooth, and that is what I was trying to do,” Haskins said. “Be smooth, allow plays to come to me, trust what I saw and let my eyes and feet tell me where to go with the ball.”
On the off chance that Haskins can grasp the reinforcement work for 2021, it could wind up blooming into a bigger chance not too far off. With Roethlisberger 39 years of age and approaching the finish of his solid vocation, Haskins could situate himself to get another chance as a full-time starter with the Steelers.
Proceeding to play as he has all through the most recent three weeks by and by and preseason games will go far toward allowing him that opportunity later on.