Vikings News: Minnesota reveals when a QB decision will be made

The Minnesota Vikings still need to name a starting QB for Week 14

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jaren Hall
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jaren Hall / Christopher Mast/GettyImages

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings revealed when they will announce who they've selected to be their starting quarterback for the team's Week 14 game.

After Josh Dobbs had a historically bad performance under center for the Minnesota Vikings in their Week 12 loss to the Chicago Bears, Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell stated that he was going to consider making a quarterback change before the team's next game in Week 14 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

On Tuesday, Minnesota offensive coordinator Wes Phillips shared that the team will make an announcement on Wednesday to reveal who they've selected to be their starting quarterback against the Raiders.

Dobbs has started the Vikings' last three games, and he played the majority of the snaps under center in his other appearance with the team in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. Minnesota has lost their last two matchups with him as their starter.

Will the Minnesota Vikings bench Josh Dobbs?

If the Vikings don't stick with Dobbs, their other quarterback options are veteran backup Nick Mullens or rookie Jaren Hall.

Mullens would be the safest choice out of all three since he has the most NFL experience, and he's the most familiar with O'Connell's offense since he's been with the team since the start of the 2022 season.

Dobbs offers the highest upside, but his turnover-prone tendencies also make him the biggest risk of the three.

Some would like to see Hall given a shot since his first career start back in Week 9 was cut short after he suffered a concussion on Minnesota's second offensive drive of the game.

However, O'Connell seemed reluctant to even hand over the starting job to Hall heading into Week 9 despite him really being the only option for the Vikings to go with at the time.

Early indications from multiple league insiders have Minnesota sticking with Dobbs for at least one more game. But even if he does remain the team's starter on Sunday in Las Vegas, how long of a leash will the Vikings give him?