Patriots welcome quarterback for free agent tryout

The Patriots had two high-level free agent visits on their schedule Monday, with running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Malcolm Butler. Turns out a third player was also in the building, but slipped under the radar.

According to league wire, the Patriots also welcomed the 27-year-old quarterback Joshua Dobbs Monday too. Dobbs’ visit was not listed as a free agent visit, but as a tryout.

Dobbs was a fourth-round pick of the Tennessee Steelers in 2017. He spent time with Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, mostly as a backup. In six career games, Dobbs completed 10 of 17 passes for 45 yards.

While there’s unlikely to be anything immediate in the works between Dobbs and the Patriots, bringing him in at some point would make sense. The Patriots typically like to have four quarterbacks in camp and only have three on the roster right now (Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer, Jarrett Stidham). Dobbs’ high football IQ (it’s not just in football by the way – he has his degree in aerospace engineering and works with NASA in the offseason) and dual-threat style (he ran 831 yards his senior year of college) would make him a valuable asset both as a camp arm and on the scout team.

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