Getty Pictures Josh Dobbs and Josh Rosen are reportedly vying to replace Brissett as the Browns’ backup quarterback because Jacoby Brissett is now expected to start for Cleveland while Deshaun Watson serves his 11-game suspension.
Dobbs’ performance against the Eagles on Sunday in the preseason game may have cemented his position.
Dobbs started the game and participated in 55% of the offensive snaps. He completed 14 of 20 passes for 141 yards and added four carries for 47 yards and a 3-yard touchdown. He stood out for his 36-yard rush, which he achieved by dodging would-be tacklers in the backfield and tiptoeing down the sideline.
Dobbs moved about really effectively, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski, after the game.
According to Stefanski, who was quoted by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the scramble along the left sideline was clearly exceptional. He knows how to put us in the correct plays. a young man with high intelligence. He provided the guys with chances to make some plays .
He can actually see it. Though I believe he processes pretty well, he is really brilliant. We expect him to complete his progressions and deliver the ball promptly and correctly.
Dobbs has completed 73 percent of his throws for 249 yards and one touchdown through two preseason games. He has logged 56 yards on five carries.
For 144 yards on 27 passes, Rosen has completed 48 percent of his attempts.
The Browns may still switch quarterbacks despite Watson’s extended absence. Dobbs did, however, appear to be a capable backup on Sunday.