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Cardinals Add QB Josh Dobbs via Trade With Browns

There's a new quarterback entering the room for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals added to their quarterbacks room with another trade - the third of the day - on Thursday. 

After dealing Isaiah Simmons to the New York Giants and trading Josh Jones to the Houston Texans, the Cardinals now take on a new player to the roster with the arrival of QB Josh Dobbs. 

The Cardinals acquired Dobbs and a 2024 seventh-round pick from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round pick, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Cleveland upgrades their draft capital after an impressive preseason from Dorian Thompson-Robinson, as the rookie quarterback now slides into the permanent backup role behind Deshaun Watson.

In Arizona, it's anybody's guess to see how Dobbs falls into the order.

Kyler Murray is currently on the mend from a torn ACL suffered late in 2022, and the timetable for his return is currently unknown. If he remains on the PUP list - a decision Arizona will have to make next week - he'll at least miss the first four games of the season. 

Colt McCoy has handled QB1 duties for the Cardinals in his absence, though there's concerns about his age and durability. Rookie Clayton Tune has seen some reps with starters on offense and has flashed potential, though he's been fairly inconsistent throwing the ball.

David Blough has had minimal snaps in the preseason while Jeff Driskel has largely been inactive due to injury. 

Dobbs has prior experience with current Cardinals OC Drew Petzing back during their time in Cleveland. 

Arizona Sports' insider John Gambadoro expects Dobbs to compete for the No. 2 job.

The Cardinals wrap up their preseason slate on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings. 

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