The Tennessee Titans are planning to start Josh Dobbs at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys, sources confirmed to Broadway Sports’ Justin Melo. The Titans signed Dobbs to their active roster on December 21 off the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. Dobbs is preparing to earn the start.
The Titans will be without several key starters against the Cowboys. Head coach Mike Vrabel ruled out Ryan Tannehill, Jeffery Simmons, Amani Hooker, Nicholas Petit-Frere, Bud Dupree, Dylan Cole, Zach Cunningham and Josh Thompson on Wednesday. Derrick Henry, Kristian Fulton and Denico Autry are listed as doubtful. None of them are expected to play. Broadway Sports has learned another change is expected at quarterback with Dobbs replacing Willis.
Dobbs initially entered the league as the No. 135 overall selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Dobbs has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.
Thursday will mark Dobbs’ first career start. Dobbs has completed 10-of-17 regular-season passing attempts for 45 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. A dual-threat quarterback, Dobbs has rushed for 31 yards via six scrambles (5.2 yards per carry).
Dobbs played college football locally at Tennessee. In four seasons, Dobbs threw for 7,138 yards and 53 touchdowns. Dobbs added 2,160 rushing yards and 32 ground-game touchdowns to his offensive totals.