6'3'' / 216 lbs
Returns to Cleveland
The Browns and Dobbs agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Dobbs served as Cleveland's backup quarterback to Jacoby Brissett during Deshaun Watson's 11-game suspension to begin last season. But the team cut Dobbs to make room on the roster for Watson in late November, and he eventually followed a stint on the Lions' practice squad with another on the Titans' active roster. With the latter, Dobbs started over rookie Malik Willis in Weeks 17 and 18, completing 40 of 68 passes (58.8 percent) for 411 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing eight times for 44 yards. Now that he's back with the Browns, he'll serve as the No. 2 QB behind Watson with Brissett having moved on to the Commanders in free agency.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Passing Stats||Rushing Stats||Advanced Passing Stats||Targets|
|17 DAL||Outdoor 56°||10.5||20th||13.5||42.5||39||20||232||1||1||51.3||67.5||3||12||0||6||59%||33%||23%||56%||13%||28%|
|18 @JAC||Outdoor 56°||10.4||20th||6.0||39.5||29||20||179||1||1||69.0||82.4||5||32||0||4||69%||33%||29%||45%||17%||31%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
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Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
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Costly turnover in loss
Dobbs completed 20 of 29 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 20-16 loss to Jacksonville. He added five rushes for 32 yards.
Dobbs drew his second consecutive start, this time with the AFC South title on the line. He performed admirably for much of the game, highlighted by a 21-yard dart to Chigoziem Okonkwo for a touchdown midway through the second quarter. However, Dobbs made a vital mistake with only three minutes remaining in the matchup when he fumbled while being sacked, which the Jacksonville defense returned for the game-winning touchdown. Dobbs spent the majority of the season as the backup quarterback in Cleveland, and he'll likely stick in a similar role, perhaps for the Titans, in 2023.
Will start Week 18
Head coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that Dobbs will start Saturday's game against the Jaguars, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
With Ryan Tannehill (ankle) sidelined, Malik Willis drew the start Week 16, but after a disappointing loss to Houston, Tennessee opted to give Dobbs a chance Week 17. While the Titans still lost to Dallas, Vrabel said he liked Dobbs' decision making during the contest and will give the six-year pro another opportunity during Saturday's AFC South title matchup. Dobbs completed 20 of 39 passes for 232 yards, a touchdown and an interception during the Week 17 loss to Dallas. He also rushed three times for 12 yards.
In mix to start Week 18
Coach Mike Vrabel has yet to reveal his choice to start against Jacksonville in Week 18 between Dobbs and Malik Willis, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Dobbs' 232 passing yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys were just two fewer than Willis has mustered in his first three NFL starts combined. Willis has more long-term upside, but in a win-and-in scenario against the AFC South rival Jaguars, Dobbs is likely the front-runner to get the starting nod. "That's the only thing that matters, is winning one game," Vrabel said. "Getting healthy, getting recovered and then winning one game, and finding out who is going to do that."
Adequate performance in first start
Dobbs completed 20 of 39 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and one interception while rushing three times for 12 yards in the Titans' 27-13 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night. He also committed two fumbles, losing one and recovering the other.
Dobbs barely completed half his pass attempts and his two turnovers were a blemish, but given the brief amount of time he had to prepare and his opponent, the veteran signal-caller acquitted himself reasonably well. The 2017 fourth-round pick of the Steelers connected with Robert Woods for his one touchdown from seven yards out late in the third quarter, and he completed passes to nine different players overall. Dobbs could return to the No. 2 role for a Week 18 road matchup against the Jaguars a week from Sunday that will decide the AFC South title, unless head coach Mike Vrabel feels Thursday's performance made enough of a case for Dobbs to usurp the unsteady Malik Willis for the start in that game.
Slated to face Cowboys
Dobbs is slated to start at QB for the Titans in Thursday night's game against the Cowboys, John Glennon of SI.com reports.
Thursday's contest doesn't have playoff implications for the Titans -- they will face the Jaguars in Week 18 with the AFC South title on the line - so the team is in line to give Dobbs an opportunity to make his first career NFL regular-season start in a game in which multiple key players are being held out. With that in mind, Dobbs is an option for those who had been planning to use Malik Willis (Tennessee's Week 16 starter in place of Ryan Tannehill, who was placed on IR on Thursday) in fantasy lineups, or who are otherwise scrambling for a Week 17 signal-caller in QB-heavy formats. With a solid showing versus Dallas, Dobbs could potentially find himself in the starting mix a week from Sunday against Jacksonville.
In line to start Thursday
Dobbs is expected to serve as the Titans' starting quarterback Thursday against the Cowboys, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
With Ryan Tannehill (ankle) ruled out for a second straight game and likely to miss the rest of the season, the Titans will get an evaluation on Dobbs while Malik Willis, takes a seat along with a number of other key players as Tennessee attempts to enter the Week 18 showdown with the Jaguars for the AFC South title in optimal health. According to Joe Rexrode of The Athletic, the 27-year-old Dobbs -- who will be making his first career NFL start -- could put himself in the mix to start Week 18 with a respectable showing against the Cowboys. Willis hasn't looked like an NFL-ready quarterback through his first eight appearances (three starts) of his rookie campaign, completing 31 of 61 attempts (50.8 percent) for 276 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions.