Josh Dobbs shone in the last preparatory match of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Carolina Panthers. Could the good band of the backup quarterback give enough impetus to a team to act for him?
NFL network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Good Morning Football on Friday that Dobbs is a quarterback who has accumulated "interest" from across the league and could be traded in the next 24 hours.
Thursday's performance did not hurt. The 23-year-old completed 8 of 12 passes for 151 yards, an average of 12.6 per shot and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 1
The two-year quarterback hopes he has done enough to guarantee a place with the Steelers or elsewhere.
"I hope I stay here, but that's going to happen," Dobbs said after the game on Thursday about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I do not know what the future holds, that's the way it is and the business we're in. You can not really worry about such things, you can not control them to block you [have] They're crazy.
When the Steelers designed Rudolph, he spelled out the likely end of Dobbs short run in Pittsburgh. With coach Mike Tomlin, who insists on keeping Landry Jones as a backup to Ben Roethlisberger, three QB seats are occupied.
After Dobbs had fought powerfully in the preseason, he impressed this time. The huge improvement in pocket presence and reading defense could give him a backup job somewhere.
One of these potential landing sites happens to be Thursday's opponent, the Panthers. Carolina's backup situation to Cam Newton is sketchy. Neither Taylor Heinicke nor Garrett Gilbert got up this preseason and each fought again Thursday night.
The dichotomy of Dobbs & # 39; s impressive game paired with the current Panther reinforcements fighting in the same field led to the headline: "The most impressive QB on the field Thursday did not play for Panthers, but could he?" from Charlotte Observer. (Hmmmm … Thinking face Emoji).
The Dolphins, Lions, Texans and Hunters are other teams that could be on the market to improve their backup quarterback spot.