After cutting Paxton Lynch from the 80-man roster on Sunday, it looked like the Steelers’ quarterback room was settled with Mason Rudolph backing up Ben Roethlisberger and Devlin “Duck” Hodges as the third-string.
Those plans seem to have changed after former Steelers signal caller Josh Dobbs was one of the surprise cuts of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The #Jaguars are cutting both backup QBs Mike Glennon and Josh Dobbs, source said. A surprise. So it’s starter Gardner Minshew and backup Jake Luton from Oregon State… for now. One could return after the 53-man roster shakes out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
Sunday afternoon, the Steelers placed a claim on Dobbs, who the team had originally drafted in the 4th round (135th overall) out of Tennessee.
After Mason Rudolph won the backup job last year, Dobbs was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 5th round pick. The Steelers then shipped that pick to Seattle for tight end Nick Vannett.
In three seasons with the Steelers, Dobbs played in five games throwing only 12 times for 43 yards and an interception. He also added four rushes for 11 yards. Dobbs didn’t appear in any games for the Jaguars in 2019.
With Dobbs in the fold and the Steelers most likely keeping only three quarterbacks for the regular season, Hodges will likely be relegated to the practice squad if he can pass through waivers.