- Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury
- Joshua Dobbs was previously the Cardinals starter, filling in for Kyler Murray
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From benched to starter once again for Joshua Dobbs, who was traded to the Minnesota Vikings from the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.
The Vikings had a need for a starting quarterback after Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Dobbs was previously the Cardinals starter, filling in for the injured Kyler Murray. Dobbs went 1-7 as Arizona’s starter, throwing eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said Monday Dobbs would not be starting the team’s next game against Cleveland, most likely turning to rookie Clayton Tune instead.
After a bad start to the season, the Vikings have won three straight games, but lost Cousins for the season.
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs is heading to the Minnesota Vikings from the Arizona Cardinals
Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles during Sundays victory over the Green Bay Packers
Jaren Hall replaced Cousins on Sunday and will start for the Vikings this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota head coach Kevin O’Connell said Tuesday.
In relief of Cousins, Hall completed three of four pass attempts for 23 yards. However, Hall lost a fumble while being sacked.
After last Sunday’s win over the Packers, the Vikings needed another healthy quarterback, with Hall the only one on their roster. Nick Mullens is also injured, and the team has not signed Sean Mannion off its practice squad yet.
Cousins had a great start to his season before the injury, with an NFL-leading 18 touchdown passing and 2,331 passing yards. Cousins had only thrown five interceptions.
A 2024 seventh-round pick was also dealt from Arizona to Minnesota in the deal, with the Cardinals receiving a 2024 sixth-round pick in return.
Murray, meanwhile, is recovering from ACL surgery. He can return from the physically unable to play list by November 8, days prior to when the Cardinals play the Falcons themselves.