Josh Dobbs, the former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, has officially signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dobbs tweeted out a picture of the signing on Monday.
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) May 22, 2017
Dobbs appeared in 37 games in his career, and produced 9,360 yards of total offense and 87 total touchdowns as a Volunteer. In his final two seasons as a starter, he had a record of 18-8.
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Dobbs was selected with the 135th overall selection in the April draft, the same as current Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. According to sportrac.com, Dobbs’ contract is for four years and worth $2.94 million, including a $554,295 signing bonus.
Like Prescott, Dobbs is a dual-threat quarterback who can hurt defenses on the ground as well. With Ben Roethlisberger hinting that retirement could be in his near future, Dobbs opportunity to take over under center for the Steelers may be coming sooner than later.
Dobbs ranks fifth all-time in Tennessee history in passing yards and passing touchdowns. His 85 total touchdowns ranks second all-time behind Vols legend Peyton Manning.