Joshua Dobbs
Browns Trade Dobbs to Cardinals, Shake Up QB Room
10 months ago

Browns Send Dobbs to Cardinals, Promote Thompson-Robinson to Backup QB.

The Cleveland Browns made a surprising move on Thursday, trading backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the Arizona Cardinals for a fifth-round pick in 2024. Dobbs, who had been named the team’s No. 2 quarterback by coach Kevin Stefanski earlier in the day, will join the Cardinals, who are looking for a temporary replacement for injured starter Kyler Murray.

The trade means that rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who has impressed in the preseason, will be promoted to backup behind Deshaun Watson, the Browns’ starting quarterback. Thompson-Robinson, a fifth-round pick from UCLA, has shown great potential and versatility in the Browns’ offense.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are hoping that Dobbs can provide some stability and experience at the quarterback position while Murray recovers from knee surgery. Murray, having an MVP-caliber season before getting hurt, is expected to miss the entire 2023 season. Dobbs will compete with Colt McCoy, Clayton Tune, David Blough, and Jeff Driskel for the starting job in Arizona.