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Report: Vikings looked into Jacoby Brissett, price too high

“The Vikings looked into [Brissett] yesterday before they traded for Dobbs.”

Before trading for Josh Dobbs the Vikings reportedly looked into Washington’s Jacoby Brissett, according to The Athletic’s Dianna Russini.

In response to an Albert Breer post on X about teams calling Washington about Brissett, Russini reported, “The Vikings looked into this yesterday before they traded for Dobbs.”

Breer stated: "The Commanders have taken calls on backup QB Jacoby Brissett, but the price has been prohibitive for other teams—they’ve asked for a Day 2 pick." A Day 2 pick in the NFL is a second- or third-round pick, which carries significant weight.

With Kirk Cousins' season-ending Achilles injury the Vikings were left scrambling at the deadline for a short-term fix at QB. Minnesota has played well of late, winning three of their last four games and getting back into the playoff conversation. With Cousins's age, 35, and lack of a contract next year, plus the deep QB class in the upcoming draft, it's easy to see why the Vikings didn't want to part with any Day 1 or 2 picks for a rental quarterback.

Brissett signed with Washington last offseason but has been second fiddle to Sam Howell with the Commanders. The 30-year-old has been a viable fill-in starter throughout his career, throwing for 10,350 yards, 48 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in eight seasons in the NFL.

Ultimately the Vikings ended up trading for Dobbs, sending a sixth-round pick for Dobbs and an Arizona seventh-round pick. 

Kevin O'Connell told SiriusXM after the trade, “I’ve always been a fan of the combination of his skillset, from a standpoint of being able to provide some athleticism, make some plays in the pocket and outside the pocket."

Rookie Jaren Hall is in line to start for the Vikings at Atlanta on Sunday, but it could be Dobbs' job in Week 10 and beyond.