Ahead of their Week 9 tilt against the Falcons, the Vikings found themselves in an unfamiliar place — without a quarterback. Kirk Cousins has been a mainstay in Minnesota since 2018 but tore his Achilles against the Packers. For the second week in a row, the Falcons would draw an opponent without their starting quarterback.
Last week against the Titans, Atlanta drew Will Levis making his NFL debut. The second-round pick led Tennessee to an improbable victory, so the Falcons cannot overlook whoever is under center for the Vikings this Sunday. Minnesota has two options — Jaren Hall and Josh Dobbs, who was just acquired via trade from the Cardinals.
It helps make up for the loss of Kirk Cousins. And gives MIN a chance… pic.twitter.com/TUEnTemakr
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2023
UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports the plan is to start Jaren Hall vs. the Falcons
Vikings’ HC Kevin O'Connell announced the Vikings plan to start rookie QB Jaren Hall vs. the Falcons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2023