Vikings: Joshua Dobbs Gets New Life As Starting QB With Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings have acquired Joshua Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals to fill in the void left by Kirk Cousins who is out for the season.
The Vikings were looking for a new quarterback after the 35-year-old play-caller saw his 2023-24 NFL season end after suffering a torn Achilles in Minnesota’s 24-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 29, ESPN reported.
Dobbs, who threw for 1,569 passing yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions in eight starts this season, was sent to the Vikings along with a seventh-round pick. The Cardinals got a sixth-rounder as part of the deal, USA Today reported.
The Vikings face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 5. Minnesota is a slight underdog heading into the NFL clash per Oddssharks.com.
Dobbs trade part of Murray return?
The 28-year-old Dobbs was the Cardinals’ starting QB with Kyler Murray still out of action. However, Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said on Monday, October 30, that it would be Clayton Tune who would be his starting play-caller instead of Dobbs.
Murray remains on the physically unable to play list although his status could change by November 8. If all goes accordingly, the Cardinals could have two-time Pro Bowler back, ironically when they face the Falcons on November 12.