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Josh Dobbs shined vivid for Cleveland in opposition to Philly

Josh Dobbs

Josh Dobbs
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Now that Cleveland is aware of DeShaun Watson will miss the primary 11 games of the common season (stemming from 24 sexual misconduct civil circumstances, )they’ll must maintain a 3rd QB on the roster. With Jacoby Brissett already slated because the starter to start the 12 months, that leaves Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen to battle for that third spot. Based mostly on the primary half and alter of the Browns’ second preseason sport in opposition to the Eagles, Dobbs is seeking to wrap this competitors up now.

Dobbs began the sport in opposition to Philadelphia and got here out firing on all cylinders, passing and working the ball. He threw for 112 yards and rushed for 47, together with a 34-yard run which arrange his personal three-yard dashing TD within the first half. Though it’s the preseason, Browns followers haven’t had a lot to be comfortable about this offseason, and plenty of of them are pumped about Dobbs’ efficiency on social media.

Dobbs was drafted by the Steelers in 2017 and spent his first few years there, however solely touched the sphere briefly in 2018 & 2020. Pittsburgh shipped him to Jacksonville in 2019, then circled and re-signed him for the 2020 & 2021 campaigns. So, it’s been a rollercoaster journey for Dobbs since coming into the NFL. One fan factors out the irony in a former Pittsburgh Steeler being the one to unite Browns followers in cheering him on.

After Dobbs’ outing against Philly, all that stands in his way of sticking in Cleveland is Rosen. Dobbs brings a dynamic aspect that Rosen can’t match. Besides, Rosen has had plenty of opportunities as a starter and backup and has rarely delivered anything meaningful to any team he’s played for. At this point, I’m amazed to see Rosen on a roster. The Arizona Cardinals drafted him 10th overall in 2018 but had seen enough after his rookie year, where he posted a 3-10 record.

If this plays out in Dobbs’ favor, it could be the best opportunity he’s had in his career thus far. He’d be the backup for the Browns for at least 11 games, and you’re always just one play away from having your number called. At that point, Dobbs needs to be prepared to play at any time. If Dobbs does make it, this would be one of the few times we’ve seen a team with an all-black QB room.

I wouldn’t go so far as saying Dobbs ought to get the momentary QB1 place over Brissett, however he’s possible completed sufficient to safe that second spot. In Cleveland’s first preseason sport, Dobbs was the one Browns QB to file a passing TD, with Rosen and Watson each seeing time that sport. Typically it takes guys a couple of years to seek out their spot within the league, and it appears Dobbs is carving out area for himself in Cleveland. 

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