Official: Jaguars trade for QB Dobbs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs throws a pass during the fist half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs throws a pass during the fist half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars made a move for a quarterback Monday.

The Jaguars have traded their fifth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers for quarterback Joshua Dobbs. The teams announced the trade early Monday afternoon.

Nick Foles, signed as unrestricted free agent this past March to be the Jaguars’ starting quarterback, sustained a broken left clavicle in the first quarter of a season-opening loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday.

Jaguars backup quarterback Gardner Minshew, a sixth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, played the final three quarters Sunday. He completed 22 of 25 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. The Jaguars also have quarterback Chase Litton on the practice squad.

Dobbs, a fourth-round selection by the Steelers in the 2017 NFL Draft, appeared in five games for the Steelers and was inactive in Pittsburgh’s loss to New England Sunday. He completed 6 of 12 passes for 43 yards and an interception last season. He was inactive in 15 of 16 games as a rookie in 2017.

Dobbs played collegiately at Tennessee, finishing with a 23-12 record and starting 35 of 37 games.

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