Vikings trade for Joshua Dobbs from Arizona Cardinals as Minnesota gets a new quarterback after Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles on Sunday

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  • Vikings backmost Kirk Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury
  • Joshua Dobbs was antecedently nan Cardinals starter, filling successful for Kyler Murray
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By Eric Blum For Dailymail.Com

Published: 15:07 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 16:59 EDT, 31 October 2023

From benched to starter erstwhile again for Joshua Dobbs, who was traded to nan Minnesota Vikings from nan Arizona Cardinals connected Tuesday.

The Vikings had a request for a starting backmost aft Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles connected Sunday against nan Green Bay Packers.

Dobbs was antecedently nan Cardinals starter, filling successful for nan injured Kyler Murray. Dobbs went 1-7 arsenic Arizona’s starter, throwing 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.


Cardinals caput coach Jonathan Gannon said Monday Dobbs would not beryllium starting nan team’s adjacent crippled against Cleveland, astir apt turning to rookie Clayton Tune instead.

After a bad commencement to nan season, nan Vikings person won 3 consecutive games, but mislaid Cousins for nan season. 

Quarterback Joshua Dobbs is heading to nan Minnesota Vikings from nan Arizona Cardinals

Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles during Sundays triumph complete nan Green Bay Packers

Jaren Hall replaced Cousins connected Sunday and will commencement for nan Vikings this play against nan Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota caput coach Kevin O’Connell said Tuesday.

In alleviation of Cousins, Hall completed 3 of 4 walk attempts for 23 yards. However, Hall mislaid a fumble while being sacked.

After past Sunday’s triumph complete nan Packers, nan Vikings needed different patient quarterback, pinch Hall nan only 1 connected their roster. Nick Mullens is besides injured, and nan squad has not signed Sean Mannion disconnected its believe squad yet.

Cousins had a awesome commencement to his play earlier nan injury, pinch an NFL-leading 18 touchdown passing and 2,331 passing yards. Cousins had only thrown 5 interceptions.

A 2024 seventh-round prime was besides dealt from Arizona to Minnesota successful nan deal, pinch nan Cardinals receiving a 2024 sixth-round prime successful return.

Murray, meanwhile, is recovering from ACL surgery. He tin return from nan physically incapable to play database by November 8, days anterior to erstwhile nan Cardinals play nan Falcons themselves.