Steelers bring back familiar face to add depth behind Ben Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back a familiar face to help backup Ben Roethlisberger in 2021. 

Ben Roethlisberger is about to embark on what very well could be his final season in the NFL. The Steelers quarterback contemplated retirement this offseason seemingly more seriously than he has in the past, is about to enter his 18th season, a

All of this is setting the tone for the Steelers upcoming season as one that is Super Bowl or bust. Can Big Ben do what so many Hall of Famers dream of but few have been able to pull off: Ride off into the sunset with a Super Bowl victory.

Pittsburgh is doing all it can to fortify the roster to get to that end goal. This offseason Art Rooney II noted that he wanted to add depth to the quarterback room and the Steelers have apparently done that.

Steelers re-sign Joshua Dobbs to add depth to quarterback room

According to the agent of Joshua Dobbs, the long-time Steelers backup will be returning to the fray for the 2021 season.

Since being drafted back in 2017 out of Tennessee, Dobbs has spent all but one year of his career fully with the Steelers. the re-addition of Dobbs not only makes the quarterback room more robust but it adds some continuity.

Crowded would be another way to describe the quarterback room in Pittsburgh. The Steelers now have four quarterbacks on roster, as Dobbs joins Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins as backups for Roethlisberger. Rudolph appears to be the true No. 2, and Haskins was brought in as a developmental project after being cut by Washington following off-field issues.

But Dobbs isn’t being brought in as further insurance for Roethlisberger, rather this should be viewed as further investment. Having aided and studied alongside Roethlisberger since 2017, Dobbs brings a bouncing board quality to the quarterback room that ensures continuity and that the IQ of the room remains high.