The Jacksonville Jaguars sent a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in return for quarterback Josh Dobbs on Monday.
Foles suffered a broken collarbone in the 40-26 loss to Kansas City on Sunday.
The team has announced it sent a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to Pittsburgh for Josh Dobbs. If you are a fan of SEC football, then Dobbs is a name you have heard about before from his time at the University of Tennessee.
The Jaguars still have Chase Litton on the practice squad. The move to add another arm became necessary after the team learned Foles suffered a broken left collarbone just 10 plays into the 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
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"“Dobbs, a fourth-round selection by the Steelers in the 2017 NFL Draft, appeared in five games for the Steelers and was inactive in Pittsburgh’s loss to New England Sunday,” writes John Oehser of Jaguars.com. “He completed 6 of 12 passes for 43 yards and an interception last season. He was inactive in 15 of 16 games as a rookie in 2017.”"
The Jaguars started training camp with four quarterbacks in camp. Foles was signed in the offseason to an $88-million deal over four years. Minshew was drafted in the sixth round out of Washington State in April. Tanner Lee was a hold-over from the 2018 team and was drafted out of Nebraska in the sixth-round last year. Jacksonville also added free-agent quarterback Alex McGough this offseason.
Lee was released during the preseason. McGough was one of the cuts made by the team after the preseason. The Jaguars attempted to bring him back as a practice squad player, but he signed a deal with the Houston Texans.
Now that Minshew is the starter, head coach Doug Marrone told the media after the game things like this happen in the NFL and it’s an opportunity for the rookie to help this team win football games. As for Foles, it’s a situation where he feels bad for his starter, but he also knows the team must move forward.
"“I’m fired up for the challenge.” Marrone said. “I’m fired up to coach these players. I’m fired up for the challenge. Obviously, it’s unfortunate. The empathy for Nick… The guy has put a ton in.”"
The Jaguars have used fifth-round picks to make trades the past two seasons. In 2017, the team acquired defensive tackle Marcell Dareus from Buffalo. In 2018, Jacksonville sent a fifth-round pick to Cleveland for running back Carlos Hyde.