Josh Dobbs impressed in his Cleveland preseason debut Friday night, helping lead the Browns to a, 24-13, win over Jacksonville.
Dobbs was the most effective quarterback in a game that included Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence. Watson started for Cleveland and struggled, completing just one-of-five passes for seven yards.
Dobbs — who was one of three Cleveland quarterbacks to play — completed 10-of-13 passes for 108 yards and this beautiful touchdown pass.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 13, 2022
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“Jerome (Ford) did a great job with the scramble drill,” Dobbs said of the play postgame. “He did a great job of allowing the defender to be in no man’s land where at some point he had to step up to the quarterback or stay with him. Then, honestly, when I threw it I knew he was going to catch it and when he caught it I was like ‘I am probably five yards past the line of scrimmage’ but I wasn’t so it was good feel.”
Dobbs added nine yards on one carry. The sixth year quarterback’s Tennessee teammate John Kelly recorded 20 yards on 10 carries in the win.
Trevor Lawrence performed better than Watson but not as well as Dobbs. The former Clemson quarterback completed six-of-12 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Dobbs is in his first season with Cleveland after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers split in half by a lone season with the Jaguars.
The Steelers selected the former Tennessee standout in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.