The Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem many teams would love to have. They have too many quarterbacks.
After an intense training camp battle to backup Ben Roethlisberger between Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs, the team selected Rudolph to hold the clipboard in 2019. This left Dobbs inactive for the team’s Week 1 game vs. the Patriots on Sunday Night Football.
There was a sense there might be an NFL team who would be calling the Steelers for Dobbs’ services, especially if an injury occurred, and this happened when the Jacksonville Jaguars lost quarterback Nick Foles for a unkown period of time with a broken clavicle.
Therefore, the Jaguars are sending a 5th round pick to the Steelers for Dobbs to possibly compete for starting snaps until Foles is able to return.
Jaguars trading a 2020 5th-round pick to Pittsburgh for QB Josh Dobbs, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2019
Dobbs was a 4th round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee, and was the player who pushed Landry Jones off the team in 2018. His performance in the preseason last year made him an active player on game days, and he even saw spot time with Ben Roethlisberger out on a few occasions.
While in Jacksonville, it is expected he will still be the backup to Gardner Minshew, but things could change if the rookie struggles.
Gardner Minshew still is Jaguars’ starting QB. But now, with Nick Foles out, his backup will be former Steelers’ QB Josh Dobbs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2019
Dobbs leaves Pittsburgh with mixed results from his time under center, but with his IQ and ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs, he could still turn some heads if given the chance.
What do you think of the trade? Was a 5th round pick enough compensation for Dobbs’ services? Will the Steelers be calling Devlin Hodges to fill out their QB depth chart? Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the Steelers after this change on their roster heading into the Week 2 game vs. the Seattle Seahawks.