Josh Dobbs is an American football quarterback currently playing for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League (NFL). Dobbs previously played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers and was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Age- 28 years
Height- 1.91 m
Full name- Robert Joshua Dobbs
Born-26 January 1995
Birth place- Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Profession-American american football quarterback
Current team: Minnesota Vikings (#15 / Quarterback)
Dates joined: 31 October 2023 (Minnesota Vikings), MORE
He is the child of Stephanie and Robert Dobbs. Stephanie, his mother, had a career at United Parcel Service (UPS) as a region manager in corporate human resources, while his father, Robert, holds the position of senior vice president at Wells Fargo.
Joshua Dobbs is in a relationship with Jocelyn Lara. Despite their desire for privacy, their connection became known to the public due to Joshua’s NFL fame. They initially met while attending the University of Tennessee, where they were both students and football enthusiasts.
Dobbs began his football journey at the age of five and later attended Wesleyan School followed by Alpharetta High School. During his senior year with the Alpharetta Raiders football team, he threw for 3,625 yards and scored 29 touchdowns. He was highly regarded, earning a three-star rating from Rivals.com and a four-star rating from Scout.com.
Initially committed to Arizona State University, Dobbs changed his decision in February 2013, opting for the University of Tennessee. In his freshman year at Tennessee in 2013, he played in five games, making four starts after the starter, Justin Worley, was injured in a game against #1 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Competing with Worley and Nathan Peterman for the starting position in 2014, Dobbs eventually took over as the starter in November. He continued as Tennessee’s starting quarterback in the 2015 season, showcasing his skills with passing and rushing yards in various games, including a notable performance against the Bowling Green Falcons.
In his final collegiate season in 2016, Dobbs maintained his role as Tennessee’s starting quarterback. He demonstrated his abilities in a home game against Appalachian State and contributed significantly to a 20–13 overtime win, despite a fumble on the goal line, which was recovered by his teammate, Jalen Hurd, securing Tennessee’s victory.
Dobbs was chosen as the starting quarterback for the South team in the Senior Bowl after receiving an invitation. In the game, he completed 12-of-15 pass attempts for 102 yards and had one interception, contributing to the South’s narrow 16–15 victory over the North. While various NFL draft experts had different predictions, with some projecting him as a fourth to fifth round pick, others like NFL analyst Mike Mayock anticipated him being selected as early as the second round. Following his participation in the NFL Scouting Combine, ESPN ranked him seventh, Sports Illustrated ranked him ninth, and NFLDraftScout.com ranked him eighth among quarterbacks in the draft.
Ultimately, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Dobbs in the fourth round, making him the 135th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the seventh quarterback chosen, and interestingly, the Steelers also selected his former Tennessee and Senior Bowl teammate, cornerback Cameron Sutton. Dobbs joined the Steelers, stepping in to replace Zach Mettenberger after the draft.
Josh Dobbs Contract
On May 22, 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Dobbs to a four-year, $2.95 million contract with a signing bonus of $554,295. He began his NFL journey as the Steelers’ preseason starter but spent his rookie season as a backup. Dobbs made his regular season debut on October 7, 2018, in a Steelers win against the Atlanta Falcons. He had limited playing time during the 2018 season, appearing in five games.
Dobbs was later traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 but was waived in September 2020. He returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers briefly but was placed on injured reserve in August 2021. In 2022, he had short stints with the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions practice squad before joining the Tennessee Titans.
Dobbs made his first NFL start for the Titans on December 29, 2022, against the Dallas Cowboys, and later started in a crucial Week 18 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite leading for most of the game, Dobbs’ fumble led to a Jaguars victory, costing the Titans a playoff spot.
In 2023, Dobbs was traded to the Arizona Cardinals and then to the Minnesota Vikings on October 31, where he made an impressive debut against the Atlanta Falcons on November 5, 2023, leading the Vikings to a come-from-behind victory after replacing the injured Jaren Hall.
Net Worth 2023
Joshua Dobbs, the American football quarterback, has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Latest News about Josh Dobbs
Josh Dobbs Leads Vikings’ Comeback after Replacing Injured Jaren Hall
Quarterback Josh Dobbs orchestrated a thrilling comeback for the Minnesota Vikings, securing a 31-28 victory against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. This remarkable win came less than a week after Dobbs was traded from the Arizona Cardinals. Dobbs was called into action after the Vikings’ starting quarterback, Jaren Hall, suffered a concussion in the first quarter of the game.
Hall’s injury occurred during the Vikings’ second possession when he was tackled hard by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jeff Okudah and linebacker Kaden Elliss after a 3-yard scramble on third down. Although Hall walked off the field on his own, medical personnel were immediately called to assess his condition.
Dobbs, who was initially expected to serve as a backup after Kirk Cousins’ Achilles injury, stepped up admirably. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns, including a crucial 6-yard pass to Brandon Powell with just 20 seconds remaining, giving the Vikings the lead.
The Vikings also faced other challenges during the game, with running back Cam Akers suffering an Achilles injury and wide receiver K.J. Osborn sustaining a concussion. Osborn’s injury occurred after a 13-yard pass from Dobbs in the second quarter when he was hit in the head by Okudah. Although Osborn initially lay motionless, he eventually walked off the field with assistance, giving a thumbs-up as he was taken to the locker room.
These injuries left the Vikings without two of their top three wide receivers, as Justin Jefferson remains on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury he suffered the previous month.