Dobbs signed a one-year deal with the Steelers on Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The 2017 fourth-round pick returns to Pittsburgh to fill a depth role behind veteran starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He'll be competing with Dwayne Haskins and Mason Rudolph for the top backup job heading into 2021.
Dobbs completed four of five passes for two yards while rushing twice for 20 yards in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns. Dobbs saw his first work of the season late in Sunday's matchup, playing nine offensive snaps in the regular-season finale. While he generated some modest production on the ground, he'll revert to his third-string role for the playoffs. If he finds a spot on another roster in 2021, he'll likely serve as a backup once again.
Dobbs was claimed by the Steelers on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Dobbs was a surprise cut by the Jaguars on Saturday, but the Tennessee product will reunite with his former club. Dobbs failed to see the field with the Jaguars last campaign, as the team elected to keep rookie Jake Luton as the only backup behind Gardner Minshew. Dobbs will join a crowded quarterback room, with Devlin Hodges and Mason Rudolph joining him as backups to Ben Roethlisberger.
Dobbs was waived by the Jaguars on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Both Dobbs and Mike Glennon were surprisingly jettisoned, leaving just unproven rookie Jake Luton as the only backup behind Gardner Minshew. It's especially shocking considering the Jaguars sent a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Steelers last year in an effort to lock in a secure backup behind then-starter Nick Foles. Both Dobbs and Glennon should receive plenty of interest on the open market, but it seems likely at least one could return back to Jacksonville after a frantic NFL pickup period.
Dobbs didn't see the field with the Jaguars in 2019. Dobbs was acquired by the Jaguars from the Steelers after Nick Foles broke his collarbone in the season opener, but rookie Gardner Minshew played extremely well in Foles' absence and eventually took full control of the starting job. All three quarterbacks remain under contract for 2020, potentially leaving Dobbs as the odd man out.
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