When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, a lot of folks believed it signaled the end of a short stint in the Steel City for former Tennessee Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs.

Veteran Landry Jones seems entrenched as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup, which leaves only one more quarterback spot available. It seems unlikely that Pittsburgh would cut loose a player they just selected in the third round.

Dobbs, however, is doing everything he can to make the decision tough on the Steelers.

The former Vol is quietly having a strong training camp.

It appears that Pittsburgh’s decision on which quarterbacks to keep will come down to how they each play in pre-season games.

Roethlisberger, unsurprisingly, won’t play in the Steelers’ first pre-seaosn game later this week.

As a result, Dobbs, Jones and Rudolph, not necessarily in that order, will see action against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dobbs is going to need to have an exceptional four game stretch during pre-season action in order to keep his roster spot. For whatever reason, Pittsburgh doesn’t seem that big on the former Vol, despite some Steeler fans preferring him as the primary backup over Jones.

Regardless of what Pittsburgh decides, they’re going to be cutting a quarterback they selected in either the third or fourth round.

Perhaps they could’ve better used their draft picks and not put themselves in such a predicament.

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