Vikings announce who will start at quarterback vs. the Raiders in Week 14

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After taking the bye week to re-evaluate the quarterback position, the Minnesota Vikings announced who would be behind center against the Raiders in Week 14.

There was a miniature quarterback controversy brewing for the Minnesota Vikings over the course of the bye week. Disappointing play from Josh Dobbs in games leading up to the break led to the team taking a look at their options.

At the moment, the Minnesota Vikings have three healthy quarterbacks who all have reasons to be the starter on Sunday. Josh Dobbs has flashed brilliance this season, Jaren Hall didn't get much of a chance to prove what he could do. And Nick Mullens recently returned from injured reserve.

It was expected for the Vikings to announce who the starter would be during their session with the press on Wednesday, Dec. 6. That announcement came and wasn't much of a surprise to fans of the team.

Why are the Minnesota Vikings going with Josh Dobbs?

Dobbs likely gives the Vikings the best chance to win going forward. As he continues to gain chemistry with his teammates and work with the coaching staff, he should start to eliminate some of those mistakes from past weeks.

Since Minnesota is still firmly in the playoff picture this season, the team isn't in a spot yet where they would turn the keys over to a young Jaren Hall because they have more experienced options on the roster that give them a better chance to win.

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell has an opportunity to tailor the team's offense more toward Dobbs' strengths moving forward as well. This decision could help an offense that is getting Offensive Player of the Year Justin Jefferson back and has seen the offensive line improve greatly since the start of the season.


The Minnesota Vikings face off against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3:05 Central. They are expected to have Josh Dobbs starting at quarterback in that game. Do you like the team's chances of getting a victory on the road?

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