Former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is back on the move. This time before just hours before the NFL Trade Deadline.
The Arizona Cardinals traded Dobbs to the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Arizona is also trading a seventh round pick while Minnesota will get a sixth round pick in return, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Dobbs moves to Minnesota just two days after Vikings’ lost starting quarterback Kirk Cousins for the season with a torn achilles. With Cousins sidelined, Dobbs steps in as the Vikings’ new starting quarterback in the heat of a playoff race.
Minnesota is currently 4-4 this season and is two games behind Detroit in the NFC North. The Vikings are currently tied for the final NFC wild card spot.
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The move comes at a good time for Dobbs after Arizona coach Jonathan Gannon announced Monday that the Cardinals were benching Dobbs for rookie Clayton Tune.
“Just watching the tape again, talking with the staff, feel like this gives us the best chance to win,” Gannon said of the decision to bench Dobbs on Monday.