The Minnesota Vikings quarterback situation is getting worse.Newly acquired quarterback Joshua Dobbs was Minnesota’s new quarterback for their Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons after rookie Jaren Hall was ruled out of the game after suffering a concussion.
Hall replaces Kirk Cousins, who tore his Achilles tendon last week and is out for the rest of the season.
The fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft was taken on the team’s second possession of the day and the back of his helmet touched down on Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
He was 5 of 6 for 78 yards in his first career NFL game.
With Dobbs now in, the emergency quarterback for Minnesota is running back Cam Akers. Akers has never attempted a pass in an NFL game.
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Late in the matchup, Akers would be ruled out with an injury, leaving Dobbs as the only current active quarterback on the roster. It’s unclear who would enter the game should Dobbs suffer an injury.
The Vikings recently signed veteran backup Sean Mannion to their practice squad, and isn’t available to come in relief if Dobbs leaves the game, since Mannion wasn’t activated prior to the game.
Without Cousins, the Vikings have Hall, Dobbs and Mannion on the roster, but Hall and Dobbs are the only active players against Atlanta. The team also has Nick Mullens, but he’s been on the injured reserve list with a back injury.
Starting quarterback Kirk Cousins is suffered an Achilles injury in Week 8 vs. the Packers, and will be out the remainder of the 2023 season.
Here’s how the Vikings QB room shapes up with the injury to Hall: