Former Tennessee Vols Josh Dobbs and Justin Hunter are both hoping to make an impact with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They were never teammates at Tennessee, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell it on Thursday night.
Former Vols Josh Dobbs and Justin Hunter connected for a 58 yard touchdown in the first half against the Carolina Panthers.
Dobbs, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, came into the game as the second quarterback, behind Landry Jones.
Because of an injury to Jones and Ben Roethlisberger, Dobbs started multiple games for the Steelers during the pre-season. But it would appear he’s firmly entrenched as the team’s third quarterback. That’s not a surprise, considering Jones’ knowledge of Pittsburgh’s offense.
Justin Hunter signed with the Steelers as a free agent this off-season after spending time with the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.
As you can see from his touchdown reception on Thursday night, the Steelers’ offense is a great fit for Hunter. He’s at his best when he’s able to stretch the field and use his athleticism to make plays over smaller defensive backs.
If Hunter gets an opportunity this season, he could definitely make some things happen with Roethlisberger under center. Remember how fun it was to watch Hunter with Tyler Bray at Tennessee?
Anyway, it was great to see Hunter and Dobbs connect on Thursday night. We got a small glimpse of what the 2013 season could’ve been like if Hunter had elected to remain in Knoxville for his senior season.