The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs in the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft, and it seemed as if they were pleased with his development during the preseason.

However, they then turned around and selected former Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph in the third round of this year’s draft, adding the ex-Cowboy to an already-crowded QB room that now includes starter Ben Roethlisberger, backup Landry Jones and Dobbs.

On Saturday, Dobbs addressed his team’s decision to draft Rudolph, saying all the right things about the NFL being a business and performance-based (via

“I know how the league works. It’s just another opportunity to have competition,” Dobbs said. “I’m sure it will be a great addition to the [quarterback] room. … [The Steelers] were really excited with how I performed last year in the preseason and in practices and overall preparation.

“It’s like you can’t really take it personal. They are always looking for the next player. Quarterback is the most important position. No matter who they bring in, you have to compete every single day. Your play speaks for itself. That’s all you can do, show the leaps and bounds I made last year, continue to progress in the offense and add new ideas. I plan on being [at camp] and plan to compete. When you’re a true competitor, you rise to the competition.”

Dobbs now has even more pressure to perform well this preseason. If he struggles, he could be the odd man out in the Steelers’ quarterback room.

Most NFL teams don’t keep four quarterbacks on their roster, so one player will likely be cut before the 2018 regular season starts.