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Steelers bring back Joshua Dobbs on one-year contract

The former Steelers and Jaguars quarterback will be returning to Pittsburgh on a one year deal.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly re-signing QB Josh Dobbs to a one-year deal per the quarterback’s agent.

This per Ray Fittipaldo, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

And this from Dobbs’ agent, Mike McCartney:

Dobbs was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2017 out of the University of Tennessee. He spent two years with the Steelers behind Ben Roethlisberger on the depth chart before being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars at the beginning of the 2019 season for a fifth-round pick.

Dobbs spent a year with the Jaguars before being waived at the beginning of the 2020 season, only to be claimed by the Steelers a day later. Dobbs served as a third string quarterback behind Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph, seeing some time on the field in the team’s Week 17 game against the Cleveland Browns where he completed four of five passes for two yards while carrying the ball twice for 20 yards.

As Team President Art Rooney II stated at the end of the 2020 regular season, he wanted to add to the quarterback room in one way or another. Now with Dobbs back on the team, he will be competing with Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins to back up Ben Roethlisberger in 2021.

The financial details of his contract have not yet been released.

Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain for more Steelers news and notes as they continue to shape their 2021 offseason roster and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.