Mike Tomlin Appears to Take Shot at Broncos’ COVID QB Handling

Videos by OutKick

Denver is forced to start Kendall Hinton — an undrafted rookie practice squad wide receiver at quarterback — Sunday after Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles were made ineligible to play due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

The Broncos are under fire as all three and quarterback Jeff Driskel, who tested positive, were together not wearing masks, as required by the league’s pandemic protocols.

In addition to the angry COVID-watchers on Twitter, Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin may have  — maybe — took aim.

Judge for yourself:

That’s how you throw shade. Obvious enough we catch it, but careful enough bloggers have to use “Appears” in the headline. It’s more impactful that way, too. The “maybe” of it drives one insane.

By the way, you can exercise all of the necessary precautions you want, this is 2020. Have an emergency everything. Even stadium, just ask the 49ers.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


Leave a Reply
  1. Full Coronabro article. The players are responsible. I love how the focus always shifts to the league instead of individual responsibility. Several players have opted out. The rest were willing to take their chances against the virus. Know the rules, wear your mask, blah blah blah. If the Steelers lose more players due to contact tracing, I will feel the same way.

  2. I watch every MT press conference because quite frankly they are entertaining as hell and I’m a giant fan.

    He wasn’t throwing shade at Denver. If you watch the whole press conference that’s very clear.

Leave a Reply