Well this is a bit awkward.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs was on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp on Thursday, and according to 247Sports, Gruden had an interesting question for Dobbs:
Why is he going for an NFL career anyways?
Dobbs, of course, was an aerospace engineering student at Tennessee, and Gruden was asking from the perspective of why Dobbs wasn’t pursuing a career in that area over the NFL. Dobbs is currently projected as a late-round draft pick — at best — and it’s unknown if he will ever get a chance to play in the NFL.
Here was Dobbs’ response: (via 247)
“That’s cool and I love (it), but I also love football,” Dobbs said. “I’ve played since I was 5 and can’t imagine not playing it. I couldn’t imagine myself not playing football. I was offered to play baseball at Tennessee as well and chose football. I’m excited about the next level because that’s what I’ve dreamed about.”
It’s not a bad choice for Dobbs to at least try for the NFL since he’s gotten this far. He may not ever make it as a starter, but if he can collect some paychecks as a backup for a year or two? Absolutely worth it.