CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns shook up their quarterback room Thursday, trading backup Joshua Dobbs to the Arizona Cardinals for two draft picks in 2024, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The Browns are getting back a fifth-round selection in 2024 from Arizona for Dobbs and a seventh-round pick, said the person who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the swap.
Dobbs’ departure means rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who has had an impressive summer, will back up starter Deshaun Watson.
Also, the Browns have decided to keep QB Kellen Mond, who was waived earlier in the day.
The stunning move with Dobbs came only a couple of hours after coach Kevin Stefanski had said the 28-year-old would be Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback to start this season.
However, Thompson-Robinson’s quick development changed the team’s plans and the Browns moved the fifth-round pick into the No. 2 spot ahead of Dobbs, who was re-signed as a free agent by Cleveland in the offseason.