The Steelers have traded quarterback Josh Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars and will receive the Jaguars’ fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in return, the team announced on Monday.
Dobbs, the Steelers’ third-year quarterback, lost a training camp battle with Mason Rudolph to be Ben Roethlisberger’s primary backup.
The 6-foot-3, 216-pound passer out of Tennessee played in all four Steelers’ preseason games and made two starts, finishing with 280 passing yards on 18 of 33 attempts, no touchdown and two interceptions. He also had nine carries for 70 yards.
In five career regular-season games played, all of which came in 2018, he competed 6 of 12 passes for 43 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He was inactive for the regular-season opener against New England.
The Jaguars quarterback position suffered a loss in Week 1 when starting quarterback Nick Foles broke his clavicle. Rookie Gardner Minshew II was the only other quarterback on Jacksonville’s roster.