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Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Date of Birth:  01/26/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'3"
Weight:   216
College:  Tennessee
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 135
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB


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Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

The Steelers placed Josh Dobbs on injured reserve.

This feels like one of those situations where the Steelers want to stash Dobbs, who will be out for the season if he remains on injured reserve and is not released with a settlement. Dwayne Haskins will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph for Pittsburgh this season.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

The Steelers re-signed Joshua Dobbs to a one-year deal.

Pittsburgh has a crowded quarterback room behind Ben Roethlisberger with Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins also on the depth chart, but the team likes what Dobbs brings to the table in terms of intelligence and some playmaking ability. It will be interesting to see a potential battle for the No. 3 job in the preseason between Dobbs and Haskins.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

The Steelers claimed Joshua Dobbs.

After Pittsburgh traded Dobbs to a quarterback-needy Jags squad last season, they scoop their former draft pick back up. This is a good sign for Dobbs, as it obviously shows the Steelers think highly of him despite dealing him away last year.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

The Jaguars are cutting Joshua Dobbs.

Jacksonville is cutting two veterans in Dobbs and Mike Glennon, which is somewhat of a surprise. The Jags might bring Dobbs back at some point, but the bright former Tennessee quarterback should find a landing spot this year regardless.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

The Steelers are trading Joshua Dobbs to the Jaguars, according to Ian Rapoport.

Pittsburgh will get a fifth-round pick in return. Jacksonville needed to add a quarterback after Nick Foles' unfortunate collarbone injury, and Dobbs is their guy as a playmaker that should be able to move the offense when he learns the system. That said, sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew played great in relief of Foles yesterday, and he should at least have a couple of more games to potentially keep the job until the starter returns.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs throws one interception in Week 14.

Dobbs started the second half and played deep into the fourth quarter while Ben Roethlisberger dealt with a rib injury. The second-year quarterback was 4/9 for 24 yards and an interception along with two carries for 15 yards. There didn't seem to be much of a rhythm, which isn't surprising for an inexperienced quarterback that might not get many practice reps. Roethlisberger should be fine for Week 15.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs played in relief against the Panthers.

With the Steelers jumping to a 36-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, Dobbs played for most of the rest of the game. He didn't get many opportunities, though, as the Steelers mostly just ran the ball. The second-year quarterback was 1/2 for -3 yards. Dobbs is just a dynasty-league option for those that hope he eventually becomes Pittsburgh's franchise quarterback.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs completes a 22-yard pass in win over the Ravens.

Dobbs saw one snap when Big Ben went down after landing on his shoulder, and Pittsburgh trusted the second-year quarterback enough to let him rip one on 2nd-and-20 deep in their own territory, which he was able to convert with an accurate throw to JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Tennessee product will continue operating as the team's No. 2 quarterback heading into Week 10.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs scores game-winning touchdown in preseason finale.

It was a one-yard touchdown run with just a few seconds left on the clock. Passing, the rookie was 16/23 for 212 yards and one touchdown. Dobbs will be behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones in 2017.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs struggles in second preseason game.

With both Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones not playing in the game, Dobbs got the start and played for much of the game. He was 10/19 for 70 yards and an interception. The interception was on a reckless underhanded throw, but Dobbs is only a rookie. He'll get more time this preseason to get better and try to show he can play in the league.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Joshua Dobbs throws two interceptions in preseason debut.

The Steelers rookie was 8/15 for 100 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions versus the Giants. Dobbs started the game, but Antonio Brown and almost all of the other starters did not play. Look for Dobbs to get a good amount of playing time this preseason, as veteran Ben Roethlisberger and the other starters aren't expected to play that much during the preseason.

Joshua Dobbs | Browns QB

Steelers grab potential quarterback of the future: select Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs with the 135th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

This is the same spot (pick 135) Dak Prescott was drafted last season, so the Steelers would be happy if Dobbs turns out anything like Prescott. Dobbs battled and became a two-year starter at Tennessee. As a senior, he threw for 2,946 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, while rushing for 831 yards and 12 touchdowns. Dobbs is only the fourth player in SEC history two throw for 50 touchdowns and rush for 30 in his career, joining Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, and Johnny Manziel. With Ben Roethlisberger talking like he's near retirement, Dobbs might have a chance to be the quarterback after Roethlisberger retires. For 2017, he'll have a chance to compete with Landry Jones for the backup job.