Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs led his new team, the Minnesota Vikings, to a 31-28 victory on Nov. 5.
But, before that game happened, Dobbs dealt with new levels of adversity as he had an insane-36 hours or almost the last three days of October.
While on a podcast with The Sports Place NFL insider Arye Pulli, Dobbs exposed the details of what really went on.
Immediately after the Cardinals lost 31-24 to the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 29, Josh Dobbs was named the starter against the Cleveland Browns for the game on Nov. 5 by Arizona head coach Jonathan Gannon.
With that in mind, Dobbs believed that was the scenario after the defeat and he would head to practice on that following Monday not thinking anything differently.
However, Dobbs said that he was called into Gannon’s office and was told that he basically was stripped of being the No. 1 QB for Week 9.
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He was told on Sunday after the game vs the Ravens that he would be the starter.
He was then told the next day that the team would be starting Clayton Tune, but that he would not be getting… pic.twitter.com/efwAefQN7w
— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) November 10, 2023
“We’re gonna start Clayton Tune against Cleveland while this was leading up to Kyler’s (Murray) return,” Dobbs said about what Gannon told him.
Following, Dobbs stated that he went back to his house and had a conversation with his agent about what happened with Gannon.
As Oct. 30 ends, Dobbs went to sleep.
Then, on Halloween morning, Dobbs’ agent alerted him that there was a real possibility of him getting traded.
Dobbs shared what he was also told in the meeting with Gannon on Oct. 30 prior to that news.
“I had my meeting with JG (Jonathan Gannon) and he looked straight into my face,” Dobbs said. “He said I was not going to be traded, or released. I was going to stay in Arizona.”
With that in mind, his agent expressed to him before the trade deadline that he was gonna be dealt to the Vikings or the Browns.
A few hours later, Dobbs was eventually traded to the Vikings.
When he was shipped, Dobbs didn’t hold back on how he felt overall on the situation.
“All the emotions were let out,” Dobbs said. “For the last 36 hours, whatever was told to you, something different has happened.”