With the Pittsburgh Steelers extremely unlikely to keep four quarterbacks during the regular season, the chances of Joshua Dobbs remaining in Pittsburgh beyond Saturday are looking increasingly bleak. However, if a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is to be believed, there is a chance he might be gone even before then.
After Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday for a a sixth-round draft pick, Rapoport claimed on Twitter that there were a number of teams in need of a backup passer discussing the possibility of trading for Dobbs.
Given the quality of the quarterbacks who have been traded around the league in years past, it is not beyond reason to believe there are teams out there who consider Dobbs a viable candidate to be the third option on their depth chart. Selected by the Steelers in the fourth-round of the 2017 NFL draft, it seems doubtful that Pittsburgh would receive much more than a sixth-round pick in return this year if they were willing to trade him. However, there can be little question that Dobbs has shown improvement this offseason and deserves the opportunity to find a home with a team in 2018, even if it is not in Pittsburgh.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that Dobbs is not the only Steelers’ quarterback some teams are interested in and it might not be completely beyond the realm of possibility to believe that someone could offer Pittsburgh enough to persuade them to part with Landry Jones, although unlikely.
Week promises to be eventful for Steelers QB picture. Dobbs starting last preseason game says team still evaluating him. Dobbs and Landry Jones have garnered interest from some NFL teams, I'm told, but Jones a tough trade b/c of experience. So many scenarios can play out— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 29, 2018
With Dobbs set to start the Steelers’ last preseason game of the year, a strong performance against the Carolina Panthers might yet convince the coaching staff they could afford to live without Jones, assuming there is a team willing to offer enough for him.