The Cleveland Browns are reportedly signing veteran quarterback Joshua Dobbs, 27, to a one-year deal.
Dobbs is 6’3″ tall and weighs 216 pounds; he hails from Alpharetta, Georgia.
This news has been shared by Dobbs’ agent Mike McCartney on Twitter.
Excited for @josh_dobbs1 agreeing to a 1 year deal with the @Browns
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) April 8, 2022
Dobbs also indirectly acknowledged the deal with his tweet referencing his profile picture of himself in a Steelers uniform.
Prolly should change my profile pic … 👀
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) April 8, 2022
With the addition of Dobbs, the Browns quarterback room for 2022 will have a completely different look with Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett, and Dobbs.
Browns setting the trends as always #Browns 🟠🟤⚪️ pic.twitter.com/PX5TlE1Sqh
— 𝔹𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕟𝕤𝕌𝕂🇬🇧 (@DawgPoundEast) April 9, 2022
Here are three things to know about Dobbs.
1. A Familiar Face In AFC North
Dobbs was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017.
He was the No. 135 pick in the fourth round.
Dobbs has spent four of his five NFL seasons with the Steelers.
The other (2019) was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Though he has been entrenched in the AFC North, he has not seen much time on the field.
He has appeared in 6 games, all with the Steelers.
Dobbs completed 10 of 17 passes for 45 yards and threw 1 interception.
2. A Rocket Scientist
Dobbs has an excellent Plan B when he decides to leave the NFL behind.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in aerospace engineering.
Josh Dobbs is truly one of the best humans in the National Football League. He’s a great teammate, an engaged conversationalist and yes, a real life rocket scientist. 🚀
🧡🤎 this! #Browns https://t.co/pve5L2pjbo
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) April 9, 2022
Dobbs earned the 2017 Torchbearer award from Tennessee.
This honors academic excellence and community service work.
Dobbs had a 4.0 GPA in college.
I love Jacoby Brissett and Josh Dobbs.
Brissett is a community leader and humanitarian, Dobbs is brilliant and will probably work for NASA after the NFL.
Both are awesome. #Browns
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) April 9, 2022
While he was in Jacksonville, he served as a NASA intern at the Kennedy Space Center.
3. He Has Alopecia Areata
As people become more educated about the autoimmune illness known as alopecia which causes hair loss, it is noteworthy that Dobbs has dealt with this issue since childhood.
He was initially diagnosed when entering junior high school.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. You have seen it before in athletes such as Ryan Shazier, Josh Dobbs and many others.
You can suffer from patches of baldness all the way to losing every hair on your body. pic.twitter.com/VvBDLxGnW7
— Jack Settleman (@jacksettleman) March 28, 2022
Obviously, the Browns will not be carrying four quarterbacks into the 2022 season.
The next Browns quarterback news will likely be Baker Mayfield‘s trade or release.
In the meantime, we extend a warm Cleveland welcome to Josh Dobbs!
This might be a sneaky good pick up.
Aerospace engineer with 4.0GPA – what the hell does he want to risk everything for football? I guess football pays better than being a rocket scientist?