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Steelers Trading QB Josh Dobbs to Jaguars Following Nick Foles Injury

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 17:  Joshua Dobbs #5 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls out to pass against the Tennessee Titans during week three of preseason at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Steelers defeated the Titans 18-6. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars were delivered a blow on Sunday when Nick Foles suffered a broken collarbone against the Kansas City Chiefs. While backup Gardner Minshew came in and performed admirably, Foles will be out for a while after undergoing surgery on Monday.

So the Jags went out and just acquired QB Josh Dobbs from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round draft pick.

Dobbs impressed in the preseason but lost the backup QB job to Mason Rudolph. However, he'll now have an opportunity to get legitimate playing time in Jacksonville depending on how Minshew continues to perform.

The University of Tennessee product garnered a ton of interest this offseason but the Steelers were reluctant to part ways with the dual-threat QB unless they received compensation they felt comfortable with.

Dobbs' senior year with the Volunteers was his best. In 2016, he passed for 2,946 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, leading his team to a 9-4 record and a bowl win over Nebraska.