Vikings News: Minnesota acquires new QB in trade with Cardinals

The Minnesota Vikings are adding a new quarterback following the injury to Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs / Norm Hall/GettyImages

Following the season-ending injury to Kirk Cousins on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings have made a trade to acquire quarterback Josh Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals.

After losing Kirk Cousins to a season-ending Achilles tear this past Sunday during the team's win over the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings have made a trade with the Arizona Cardinals to acquire veteran quarterback Josh Dobbs.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings are getting Dobbs and a seventh-round draft pick from the Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round draft selection.

Dobbs has been in the league since he was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and this season with Arizona, he has thrown for 1,569 yards, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions in eight starts.

Vikings News: Minnesota preparing for Jaren Hall to start in Week 9

In addition to the news about Minnesota trading for Dobbs on Tuesday, Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell also revealed in a radio interview on SiriusXM that the team is preparing rookie Jaren Hall to be their starting quarterback for their upcoming Week 9 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

If Hall ends up starting next Sunday, he will become the first rookie quarterback to start a game for Minnesota since Teddy Bridgewater in 2014 (a game that was also against the Falcons).

Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens is also eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 10, and Minnesota also has veteran signal-caller Sean Mannion currently signed to their practice squad.

So with the Dobbs trade on Tuesday, the Vikings have given themselves another quarterback who can replace Hall in the starting lineup if the rookie delivers a disappointing performance in Week 9 or in the near future.