The Jacksonville Jaguars have sent a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for quarterback Josh Dobbs, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Source: The #Jaguars have traded for #Steelers QB Josh Dobbs. The compensation is a 2020 5th rounder.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
Dobbs, a fourth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee, was in a battle with Mason Rudolph for the Steelers backup quarterback job and it appears ultimately lost it with the team moving him to the Jaguars.
Dobbs will back up new starter Gardner Minshew while Nick Foles presumably goes on injured reserve for a broken clavicle he suffered in Sunday’s 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
I don’t really have any takes on Dobbs or his upside. He looked fine as a pass for the Steelers in a few preseason games and can make plays running the ball. The team needed to add another quarterback with Foles going down and the veteran options were pretty slim unless you really want someone like Tom Savage or Paxton Lynch.