Vikings QB named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9

Joshua Dobbs
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Josh Dobbs turned some heads in his first game with the Minnesota Vikings, helping the team to a win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.

Although he hadn't been in town for a week since arriving in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings were put in a situation where Josh Dobbs was the best option to take over at quarterback after Jaren Hall suffered a concussion.

Dobbs was put in a situation where succeeding would be extremely difficult. Being unfamiliar with the playbook and his teammates, the new arrival would be learning on the fly against a 4-4 Atlanta Falcons team.

Not only did Josh Dobbs perform at a high level on Sunday, but he led the Minnesota Vikings to a come-from-behind win against the Falcons by using his mobility and arm talent to keep the team alive.

For that effort, he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9. Here is the Vikings' post on X sharing the news:

What happens with the Minnesota Vikings and Josh Dobbs now?

In Week 9, Dobbs threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns after entering the game for Hall, adding seven runs for 66 yards and another score to combine for 224 total yards and three touchdowns while not throwing an interception.

The Vikings have already named "The Passtronaut" as Minnesota's starting quarterback for Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. It will be his first career start with the purple and gold and excitement is building for his role in Minnesota's offense.

Josh Dobbs will have a week to work with his teammates and study the playbook to be better prepared for action in Week 10.


Congratulations to Josh Dobbs on being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week and hopefully he can find the same kind of success against the Saints in Week 10 to keep playoff hopes alive for the Minnesota Vikings.

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