Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw four interceptions in a 12-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday, throwing open the possibility Minnesota prepares another starter during the upcoming bye week.
Head coach Kevin O’Connell said he considered pulling Dobbs during the loss and turning to Nick Mullens.
He plans to give that option more thought during the bye as the Vikings (6-6) attempt to recover from back-to-back losses by a combined three points.
“We’re going to take a look and really evaluate the inventory of plays we have of Josh,” said O’Connell. “We got healthy. We got Jaren (Hall) back available to us, and then Nick Mullens is available as well.”
Dobbs said he let the team down by not making enough plays to get the win, crediting the defense for doing its part.
“Bye week, everyone will come back rejuvenated. I’ll be better, we’ll be better,” Dobbs said.
The Vikings acquired the 28-year-old Dobbs, who is playing for his seventh NFL team, days after losing starting quarterback Kirk Cousins to a season-ending Achilles injury.
He led a comeback win off the bench in his first game at Atlanta in Week 9.