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“You’re Not Getting Traded”: Josh Dobbs Reveals Coach Gannon’s Betrayal Before the Sudden Vikings Chapter

Published 11/10/2023, 3:27 PM EST

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The last few days have been filled with unexpected twists for Josh Dobbs. He stepped in as the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals when Kyler Murray suffered from a torn ACL. He became a replacement for Murray. According to him, as the trade deadline approached, Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon reassured Dobbs that he wouldn’t be traded.

However, as Murray is on track to return to the field, in a surprising turn of events, Dobbs was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. He now feels betrayed by Coach Gannon, as he didn’t keep his promise.

Dobbs explained what happened before the trade deadline

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This trade was shocking for Dobbs, and on FOX9, he explained in detail what happened in the 36 hours before the trade deadline. According to Dobbs, on Sunday, when the Cardinals lost the game against the Baltimore Ravens 31-24, Coach Gannon approached him. Gannon announced that Dobbs would start against the Cleveland Browns in the next week’s game. The next day, Gannon informed him that he’d be starting rookie Clayton Tune over him but assured him that he wouldn’t be traded.

 

Dobbs said, “He looked at me in the face and said, you’re not getting traded; you’re not being released. You’re going to be here in Arizona.” But on Tuesday, when he woke up, he saw a text from his agent stating that he would either be traded to the Vikings or the Browns. Ultimately, he was traded to the Vikings, where he is a replacement for QB Kirk Cousins, who is suffering from an Achilles injury.

Dobbs’ first game for the Vikings

Dobbs was drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, and since then, he has been consistently playing in the NFL. The Vikings are his fourth team in his NFL career. After the trade, Dobbs did not get a chance to recover from the shock. Immediately after the trade last Wednesday, he had to undergo medical evaluations.

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Dobbs’s struggle is not limited to that; since the Vikings had a game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, he had to prepare mentally for the game within five days. He had to digest the playbook and every other aspect to be ready for Sunday’s game.

Read more: Lost in Translation: Josh Dobbs’ Provides Unique Insight into Adapting to Vikings Offense After Leading Minnesota to Victory Just a Week After His Trade

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However, all these things didn’t stop him from delivering one of the best performances of this season. He completed 20 out of 30 passes for 158 yards and touchdowns. The Vikings defeated the Falcons by 31-28, and his game played an important role in the Vikings’ victory. Also, Dobbs won the Offensive Player of the Week

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