The Jaguars have acquired QB Josh Dobbs from the Steelers in exchange for a 5th-round pick. We imagine that Dobbs is coming to back up QB Gardner Minshew, who played well in relief of Nick Foles yesterday, but we'll see what we hear from the team. Dobbs was a 4th-rounder back in 2017 and struggled to a 54.5% completion rate with 0 TDs and 2 INTs this preseason. Meanwhile, Foles will hit IR-designated-to-return after today's surgery to repair his broken collarbone, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The earliest Foles can return is Week 10.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Baltimore. A Ravens DL landed right on him at the end of a scramble. Big Ben was down in obvious pain for a few minutes. We'll update his status when we learn more. QB Josh Dobbs is Pittsburgh's backup.
UPDATE: Roethlisberger returned after missing just 1 snap. The CBS crew reports that he just had the wind knocked out of him.
The Steelers nabbed Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. The aerospace engineering major (yeah — he’s a rocket scientist) completed 61.5% of his college passes with 53 TDs vs. 29 INTs. He’s a project as a passer. But he obviously has the smarts. And he’s a plus athlete, clocking a 4.64-second 40 time and earning an 88th percentile SPARQ score. Pittsburgh will try to develop Dobbs into Ben Roethlisberger’s successor.