Dobbs was active but did not take the field in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Selected in the fourth round (135th overall pick) of the 2017 draft, Dobbs never took an offensive snap this season, with Ben Roethlisberger throwing all but two of Pittsburgh's 563 passes entering Week 17. Landry Jones got the start in the season finale, but has been unimpressive in his career. Roethlisberger has hinted about retiring in the recent past, which could create an opportunity for Dobbs. Should Big Ben return for the 2018 season, Dobbs would likely compete with Jones for the backup job.
The Steelers have elected to dress only two quarterbacks in Week 1, with Landry Jones serving as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Dobbs' NFL debut will have to wait, while it remains to be seen if Pittsburgh plans to keep the 2017 fourth-rounder sidelined in Week 2 as well.
Dobbs completed 10 of 19 passes for 70 yards and a pick in Sunday's preseason win over Atlanta.
With Ben Roethisberger and Landry Jones both nursing injuries, Dobbs got the start on Sunday and, while the final product wasn't inspiring, he showed good pocket mobility and had a nice 23-yard strike to Martavis Bryant. Dobbs, recently removed from Tennessee's spread attack, is likely a developmental prospect that won't see the field any time soon. On the other hand, Pittsburgh is just two seasons removed from having to turn to a third-string quarterback, a product of Roethlisberger's style of play and expansive injury history.
Dobbs will start Sunday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Dobbs completed eight of 15 attempts for 100 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while starting Pittsburgh's preseason opener last week. With Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) set to sit out again and backup Landry Jones (abdomen) not fully healthy, the rookie fourth-rounder will get a chance to improve on his debut while still working with the first-team offense.
Dobbs likely will start Sunday's preseason game against Atlanta, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Dobbs struggled as the starter in Pittsburgh's preseason opener, completing eight of 15 passes for 100 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will be held out for a second straight week, but there is some chance No. 2 quarterback Landry Jones (abdomen) will be available after he returned to practice Wednesday. Dobbs, a fourth-round pick in this year's draft, figures to make the final roster as a developmental project behind Roethlisberger and Jones.