3 Vikings players who should be benched before Week 15 vs. the Bengals

Which Minnesota Vikings players should be sent to the bench before the team's next game

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs / Ian Maule/GettyImages
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1. Josh Dobbs - QB

Back in Week 9, it was fun when Josh Dobbs was able to will the Vikings to a comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons despite being a member of Minnesota's roster for less than a week.

Dobbs' first start for the Vikings in Week 10 was even enjoyable when he helped lead Minnesota to a victory over the New Orleans Saints inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

But these last two Vikings games with Dobbs starting under center, yeah, they haven't been fun at all. Whatever magic carpet he was riding on during the beginning of his tenure with Minnesota has gone up in flames, and it's time for the team to make a quarterback change before they take on the Bengals in Week 15.

In his last two games, Dobbs has completed 58 percent of his passes for 248 yards, he's thrown one touchdown and four interceptions, he's been sacked seven times, and he's only rushed for 32 yards on seven attempts.

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell finally felt the need to make a quarterback change in the fourth quarter against the Raiders, and he replaced Dobbs with veteran signal-caller Nick Mullens. It took Mullens one throw to show that he was a better fit for the offense that O'Connell would like Minnesota to run.

Whether the Vikings go with Mullens or rookie Jaren Hall, Dobbs cannot be the starting quarterback when the team takes the field in Cincinnati this Saturday.