Cardinals Trade QB Josh Dobbs to Vikings for Late Round Pick Swap

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The Minnesota Vikings have traded for a new starting quarterback. After all of that talk about leaning on the suspect free agency market, the Wilfs decided on a trade to fill their void at QB.

The deal was struck with the Arizona Cardinals, for QB Josh Dobbs, who has started all eight games for them this season. To get the job done, Kwesi sent a 6th round pick in 2024, in return for Dobbs and the Cardinals 7th round pick.

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Cardinals trade Josh Dobbs to Vikings

Dobbs is a 28-year-old 4th year QB who has started 10 NFL games, 8 of them this season. His stats are mediocre, at best, but hype has been building around him as this season has moved along, thanks to the starting role he’s enjoyed, in wake of Kyler Murray’s injury.

But, with Kyler’s return now imminent, the Cardinals feel comfortable shipping Dobbs to the Vikings. To go along with his 1,569 yards, 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, Dobbs has 333 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns on the season.

YearAgeTmPosGGSCmpAttCmp%YdsTDIntY/AY/CRateQBR
201823PITQB5061250.043013.67.224.051.0
202025PITQB104580.02000.40.579.248.7
202227TENQB22406858.8411226.010.373.852.8
202328ARIQB8816726662.81569855.99.481.246.6
CareCare161021735161.820251085.89.377.6
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/31/2023.

The trade makes sense for the Vikings. It adds a relatively young but still grizzled veteran to a position that has none, with Nick Mullins on IR and Sean Mannion on the practice squad.

Even better, it didn’t cost anything more than dropping down in day three of the draft when names are scrolling so fast across the dial that people watching lost track hours ago. Dobbs is under contract for the rest of the 2023-24 season. The Vikings are his 4th NFL team.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan