Joshua Dobbs

Arizona Cardinals turning to journeyman, Joshua Dobbs, at QB vs Commanders

With Kyler Murray injured and Colt McCoy no longer employed, the Arizona Cardinals may turn to journeyman quarterback, Joshua Dobbs as their Week 1 Starter.

Many believed the veteran McCoy would be named the starter, but head coach Jonathan Gannon looks to be going with Joshua Dobbs who was traded from the Cleveland Browns just a week ago.

Joshua Dobbs was drafted in the 4th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 and has since bounced around the NFL. 

He got his first two NFL starts a season ago with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans lost starter Ryan Tannehill and Dobbs filled in in the final two weeks. He had a 58.8 completion percentage and threw 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. 

Tennessee lost both games narrowly missing the postseason.   

“I have put in a ton of work, I have a ton of sweat equity and I am extremely prepared for the opportunity, but it doesn’t mean I’m ever complacent. . . . It’s a whirlwind. I put starting expectations on myself. I know the QB situation will play out however the coaches see fit. For me, I am ready to compete every day,” Dobbs said in an interview posted on the team’s website.

If Dobbs is not the starter in Week 1 vs the Washington Commanders, Gannon could name 5th round rookie Clayton Tune. The moves are another controversial decision made the Cardinals organization in recent years.

In 2019, they fired minority head coach Steve Wilks after just one season. They replaced him with college coach, Kliff Kingsbury.

The Texas Tech coach’s tenure with the team spiraled after showing some initial promise.

The Cardinals with Kingsbury and Murray went 28-37-1 in four seasons, with just one playoff berth. 

If the Cardinals do go with Dobbs, they hope to only have him as their starter for a few weeks with Murray hopefully returning soon from an ACL tear a season ago.