Study break; Rookie QB Dobbs eager to step in for Steelers

Published 6:17 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don’t get Josh Dobbs wrong. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie quarterback is amped to take the first snaps of his NFL career on Friday night when the AFC North champions open the preseason against the New York Giants.

The fourth-round pick from Tennessee — who may or may not be Ben Roethlisberger’s eventual replacement depending on whom you ask — wants to get in the huddle with the starters.

He wants to hear the roar of the crowd and the sound of offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s voice crackling in his headset. He wants to stand at the line of scrimmage, scan the defense, put the puzzle together and go.

Of course there will be pressure to show the Steelers they made the right decision when they took him with the 135th overall pick, the same exact spot the Dallas Cowboys took Dak Prescott last spring. But Dobbs is well aware pressure is relative, one of the byproducts of earning a degree in aerospace…

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