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Vikings acquire Josh Dobbs in Cardinals trade

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings have acquired quarterback Josh Dobbs. The team also added a conditional seventh round draft pick in the deal.

In exchange, the Arizona Cardinals received a sixth round draft pick.

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens
Josh Dobbs runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Dobbs became expendable by the Cardinals earlier this week. Arizona turned to rookie quarterback Clayton Thune to lead the team and benched Dobbs.

He will now take over a Vikings offense that was previously led by Kirk Cousins. Unfortunately for the Vikings, the veteran signal caller went down with a torn Achilles tendon injury on Sunday.

Cousins is now out for the rest of the season.

Dobbs is an inexperienced starting quarterback. He has just 10 NFL starts with a 1-9 record.

His only win came this season when he guided the Cardinals to a win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The Vikings (4-4) did not have much of an option on quarterback. Several starters have been injured in recent weeks that caused their respective teams to keep their backups.

Dobbs has gone 1-7 in eight starts this season. He went 25 of 37 for 208 yards on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in Arizona. He also had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Overall this season, Dobbs has gone 167 of 266 for 1,569 yards. He has thrown eight touchdown passes and five interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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