WATCH: Joshua Dobbs ripped off 36-yard run after starting for Pittsburgh Steelers
Joshua Dobbs started at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday night in the team’s first preseason game.
The Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28. The former Tennessee signal caller was one of three quarterbacks to play in the game, as starter Ben Roethlisberger sat out.
Dobbs wasn’t spectacular, but he was impressive. He completed 5-of-8 passes for 85 yards. Dobbs hit receiver James Washington on a couple of nice throws, including one for 43 yards.
However, his most notable play came on a 36-yard scramble on 3rd and nine. Dobbs escaped the pressure to the right and ran through the secondary for the big conversion.
Josh Dobbs has the chance to have a nice NFL career.
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) August 10, 2019
Dobbs is in the same situation this year as last year. He’s competing to make the 53-man roster and be the backup quarterback. Dobbs put himself in that position last year, and it’s his position to lose in 2019.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Dobbs following the preseason game.
“I’ve always liked his prudent use of agility and escapability”, he said. “I thought it’s been an asset to him in the past; it was an asset to him tonight. The key is the prudent use of it, and he did a nice job”.
The Steelers drafted Dobbs in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In four-career seasons in Knoxville, Dobbs threw for over 7,100 yards and 53 passing touchdowns. He also rushed for over 2,100 yards and 32 touchdowns.