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Steelers Solidify QB Depth Behind Ben Roethlisberger With Free Agent Re-Signing

The Pittsburgh Steelers are re-signing Joshu Dobbs to solidify their QB depth.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are re-signing Joshu Dobbs to solidify their QB depth. | Jason Miller/Getty Images

Quarterback play is a huge area for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2021 season. Ben Roethlisberger is officially back after a pay cut, but there's no telling how he'll look after his play regressed in 2020.

Given this, the Steelers made a smart decision to solidify their QB depth by re-signing Joshua Dobbs.

Dobbs was originally a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2017 NFL Draft. He attempted 12 passes over two seasons with the Steelers before being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019. Dobbs didn't appear in a game for Jacksonville and was cut before the start of the 2020 season, and the Steelers decided to bring him back.

He saw a little action in Game 17 of last season against the Cleveland Browns, completing 4 passes and rushing for 20 yards. He'll join a QB room with backup Mason Rudolph and newcomer Dwayne Haskins now in the fold as well. Dobbs and Haskins will likely compete for third-string duties behind Roethlisberger and Rudolph.

The Steelers' QB depth seems to be set, but Pittsburgh would be smart to nab a prospect in the upcoming draft given no clear post-Roethlisberger plan in place yet.


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