Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs isn't hurting for confidence ahead of training camp.
As shared by Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, Dobbs attended the Greater Akron/Canton High School Sports Awards on Thursday night
and was humorously asked when the Browns will win the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history. "This year," Dobbs confidently responded.
The Browns became a win-now team when, per the NFL website, they sent the Houston Texans three first-round draft picks, among other assets,
to land star signal-caller Deshaun Watson and then gave him a five-year, fully guaranteed $230M contract in March 2022.
Watson missed the first 11 games of this past season while serving a suspension related to allegations of sexual misconduct
during massage sessions and largely failed to play like a three-time Pro Bowl selection when in the lineup.
In total, Watson completed just 58.2% of 170 pass attempts for 1,102 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 175 yards and a score on 36 carries.
As for Dobbs, he most recently went 0-2 across a pair of late-season starts with the Tennessee Titans this past campaign.
He completed 40-of-68 passes (58.8%) for 411 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Tennessee and is now preparing to serve as
Watson's primary backup who theoretically could be called into action this fall at any time.
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"Control what you can control," Dobbs told the young athletes on Thursday evening. "Don't waste energy on things you can't control."
Sportsbooks aren't as high on Cleveland's championship chances as is Dobbs early into the summer. As of Friday afternoon,
OddsChecker had the Browns at +2200 odds to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LVIII this February and at +4000 odds to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy that Sunday night.
Dobbs and his teammates hope to enjoy some victory laps while remembering such predictions next winter.