Steelers Trade Josh Dobbs To Jaguars

The Jaguars have a new quarterback. On Monday, the Jaguars traded a fifth-round pick to the Steelers in exchange for Joshua Dobbs, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

The Jaguars lost their brand new starter, Nick Foles, to a clavicle fracture in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. After that, Gardner Minshew and performed well, even though the team was unable to keep up with the Chiefs’ relentless offense.

Minshew will continue as the Jags’ starter, but Dobbs will be on hand to hold the clipboard in support. Prior to the trade, the Jags did not have another QB on the roster.

Dobbs, a former fourth-round pick, was Ben Roethlisberger‘s top backup last year and appeared in five games as a reserve. This year, he lost his footing to Mason Rudolph, making his superfluous in Pittsburgh.

Minshew, with Dobbs as his backup, will lead the Jaguars against the Texans in Week Two.

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17 comments on “Steelers Trade Josh Dobbs To Jaguars

  1. polevaultking

    Wonder if this means the Steelers will bring back Devlin Hodges?

      • gozurman1

        LOL! There are many yinzers that probably really believe that it matters who the 3rd string quarterback is. The only way it matters is if you drafted a guy number one but have a horrible team otherwise and you keep the #1 as the 3rd stringer until you have another draft to help draft some help. He would be a nice guy to help hold the clipboard in games.

        • gozurman1

          Brings back memories of Booger Smoot, the reserve windy day placekick holder for the Steelers (character on the old WDVE morning show in Pittsburgh) People really do argue who 3rd stringers should be in the Burgh….Crazy!

  2. endofthedial

    Good move for both teams. Josh has some potential. Needs a bit more seasoning as far as decision making but he’s got a good arm and a good head on his shoulders. Good luck, Josh.

      • gozurman1

        Not wanting to argue but not really paying attention to who all is looking for a job that would be worth paying to be a back up that would be willing to be a backup?

        • eaterofbirds

          There really isnt much…a 5th rounder, imo, is appropriate

          link to nfltraderumors.co

          time for teams in need to start using creativity [CFL, Australian rugby leagues, whatever that league that folded…AAE, or whatever], the guy bagging your groceries could be the next Kurt Warner.

      • DarkSide830

        Bradford and Oswieler are better options off the top of my head for a team hoping to do something this season.

        • gozurman1

          Brittle Bradford probably would not sign cheaply and Oswieler washed out with how many teams now??

  3. IBFarr

    Backup QBs and even 3rd stringers are always important. Just ask the Eagles. Obviously, Foles took over for Wentz for the past two years, but Foles went down against the Rams last year for a quarter and the Eagles were down to one QB. Lucky for them, Foles wasn’t seriously injured.

  4. Roll

    Could have gotten Kessler back. he wasnt great but atleast knew the system and wouldnt have costed anything. Also has some experience starting as well.

  5. 2012orioles

    I remember he got dak comparisons out of college. I hope the best for him. Hopefully he gets a chance to play

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