The Minnesota Vikings have added Cardinals QB Joshua Dobbs on trade deadline day as they look to save their season after start Kirk Cousins tore his right achilles tendon on Sunday. The Vikings are sending a 6th-round pick to the Cardinals for Joshua Dobbs and a conditional 7th-round pick.
4-4 VIKINGS ADD VETERAN QB
On Monday Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell had spoken about the possibility of rookie Jaren Hall being the starter going forwards.
“I did want to see Jaren go in the game and function,” O’Connell said. “A lot of the feedback that I got from guys in the huddle is that he was outstanding calling plays. Cadence, snap counts, center-quarterback exchange, those are all things that go through your mind. I was using some of those opportunities to show Jaren my confidence in him, but also give him some opportunities to play quarterback.
“We’ll continue Jaren’s process of getting him ready to go each and every week, if he ends up being the guy.” As it turns out the Vikings will be going with Dobbs going forward.
As for the Cardinals, Head Coach Jonathan Gannon had announced on Monday that Dobbs have been benched and either Kyler Murray, who is recovering from a torn ACL, or rookie Clayton Tune would be the starter. Whether talks with the Vikings were already on going is unknown, but it would make sense.