The Vikings’ quarterback injury problems continue to mount. In his first start since Kirk Cousins’ season-ending injury, rookie Jaren Hall suffered an injury that knocked him out of the game, at least temporarily.
On his first two possessions, Hall completed five of six passes for 78 yards, the longest being a 47-yard strike to a wide-open Alexander Mattison. Hall led the Vikings to the Atlanta 4, and on a botched third-down play, he tried to get into the end zone. Atlanta’s Jeff Okudah hit him before Hall could cross the goal line, shocking Hall with a vicious blow that left the rookie flat on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf.
Joshua Dobbs, the former Arizona Cardinals quarterback acquired in a trade this week after Cousins’ injury, immediately began warming up on the sideline. Shortly after Minnesota scored a tying field goal, Hall was sidelined with a concussion and Dobbs prepared to play. Running back Cam Akers was named the third emergency quarterback.