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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 30 November 2023

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Vikings Reacts Week 13: Asking the quarterback question

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Vikings to weigh options at quarterback during the bye

“When you’re looking at our skill group overall, I think the quarterback position needs to be evaluated to just figure out what we think gives us the best chance to win both in the individual skill sets of all three of those guys and take a look at that from the standpoint of what’s the best fit right now for our team,” O’Connell said Tuesday.

Kevin O’Connell: Justin Jefferson return “definitely part” of QB choice after bye

Josh Dobbs had a dreadful game against the Bears in Monday night’s 12-10 loss and head coach Kevin O’Connell didn’t commit to starting him in Week 14 during his postgame press conference. That remained the case on Tuesday as O’Connell said that there is no “particular timeline” to choose between Dobbs, Nick Mullens, and Jaren Hall — the Vikings released quarterback Sean Mannion from the practice squad and wide receiver N’Keal Harry from the active roster Tuesday — because all the players need to be “evaluated to see what gives us the best chance to win.”
O’Connell added that Jefferson’s return is “definitely part” of that process because the Vikings have to determine who will be able to “make sure he has a critical, critical impact on the football game.”
“We’re going to make sure that whoever is playing quarterback is aware and understands the intent behind plays where either Justin is the primary, or — based upon coverage, based upon the defensive look — how to quickly and efficiently get to the right place to go with the football,” O’Connell said. “In the end that’s what the NFL passing game is about: rhythm, timing, understanding that the defense can and will take some things away, but progressing in rhythm.”

NFC Standings Update, Vikings’ Playoff Odds Heading Into Bye Week

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116. Khyree Jackson CB Oregon 6’3” 195

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161. Brenden Rice WR USC 6’3” 210

211. Lathan Ransom S Ohio State 6’1” 210

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