Some have questioned whether Joshua Dobbs is on borrowed time up in Pittsburgh after the Steelers used a third-round pick to select Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the 2018 NFL Draft. If so, he did not show that during his first preseason game of 2018.
The Steelers faced off against the defending Super Bowl champions Thursday night and Dobbs came out firing, completing nine of 13 passes for 91 yards and one score. While those numbers may not jump out at you, the play Dobbs made just before halftime certainly will. Forced to step up in the pocket due to the Eagle pass rush, Dobbs kept his eyes downfield and found Damoun Patterson in the back of the end zone.
Credit Patterson for the terrific effort on the play to come down with the pass but Dobbs put the ball in a perfect spot for his receiver. The Pittsburgh QB room may be crowded at the moment with Dobbs, Rudolph and Landry Jones all competing for snaps behind Ben Roethlisberger this preseason but if the former Tennessee star keeps this up, he’ll have earned his way onto the team’s final roster by the time the season rolls around.
You can view the throw by Dobbs below:
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