Predicting who the Vikings starting QB will be after their bye week

Three different quarterbacks could be the starter for the Minnesota Vikings when they return from their bye week

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Choice No. 3 - Jaren Hall

Why He Should Start

For a brief period of time, Jaren Hall was the starter on this team. Granted, he was the only option, but he was given the nod against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9 after Kirk Cousins was lost to his Achilles injury.

Hall had one bad drive and then one good one before getting concussed. There's not a lot to go on, but a big part of the intrigue with Hall is that unknown factor.

The Vikings simply don't know what he will bring to the table. It could be horrible, but it could also be great, like the 49ers got last year with seventh-rounder Brock Purdy. Opposing teams also won't know what to expect from Hall because there isn't much tape on him, so initially, he'll be tough to gameplan for.

Hall can make plays with his legs and that's a huge plus, and starting him will also give Minnesota a good long look, and they can determine whether or not he's a candidate to be the long-term answer at the position.

Why He Shouldn't Start

This one is easy. He's a rookie who has only started one game that ended after a drive and a half. The Vikings are in the thick of the playoff race and simply can't turn their fate over to an inexperienced quarterback.

Sure, he's got arguably more talent than both Dobbs and Mullens, but his lack of experience is huge. There's no way a conservative head coach like Kevin O'Connell would roll the dice and pin his playoff hopes on a rookie unless he was absolutely forced to.