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Josh Dobbs tries his hand at being a weatherman after dabbling as a pilot

It has been a busy and varied offseason for the Steelers backup quarterback in 2019

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Having left the University of Tennessee with a degree in aerospace engineering, it is fair to say that Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs would have had a number of attractive career option available to him had he not chosen to focus on football. And while keeping the backup job behind Ben Roethlisberger and one day becoming a starter in the NFL is his primary goal right now, it seems likely that Dobbs’ life after football will be no less interesting.

The offseason is a chance for most players to relax or spend time with their families, but for Dobbs it has always seemed to be a time when he devoted himself to working with charitable organizations or pursuing other interests. Earlier in the year, Dobbs spent some time working with NASA as part of an externship program and in April spent time with the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds fulling a life-long dream.

But if Dobbs is looking to follow a less hazardous career path when his playing days are over, it seems he may yet have potential as a weatherman for a local cable news station.

Returning to Tennessee last week as the special guest at the third annual Knox News Sports Awards on Wednesday night, Dobbs also made an appearance on WATE-TV to try his hand at being a meteorologist.

Contrary to the ribbing from the network, Dobbs did not do a bad job, and considering his popularity in the state, would be an excellent addition to their broadcast team.

The busy schedule for Dobbs continues on Saturday when he hosts his youth football camp in Knoxville, Tennessee; presumably returning to Pittsburgh for the third week of OTAs beginning on June 3 and then mandatory minicamp starting on June 11.