Posted: 3/22/2014 3:03 am UTC
The Carolina Panthers are signing free-agent WR Joe Webb (Vikings) to an undisclosed deal as a quarterback, according to a source.
Huddle Up: At the moment Webb might actually be the best wide receiver on the Panthers' roster... so of course they're moving him back to quarterback, where he'll hold a clipboard behind Cam Newton.
Posted: 4/15/2013 12:04 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated the team is
still considering the possibility of moving QB Joe Webb to another
position. '[Webb] is such a talented athlete that we want to make
sure that we're doing the right thing by him and our team, as well,'
Frazier said. 'That's something we'll continue to discuss as we go
Huddle Up: Webb originally was classified as a wide receiver during his rookie
season of 2010, but only has one career NFL catch. Still his
uninspiring 11-for-30, 180-yard showing in a wild-card loss to the
Packers this past winter displayed the limited upside Webb has a
Posted: 1/23/2013 5:01 am UTC
The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for quarterbacks to compete with QB Joe Webb to the backup position for QB Christian Ponder this offseason. Free-agent QBs Derek Anderson (Panthers), Matt Moore (Dolphins), David Carr (Giants), Matt Leinart (Raiders), Byron Leftwich (Steelers), Bruce Gradkowski (Bengals), Jason Campbell (Bears) and Rex Grossman (Redskins) are options.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a who's who of journeymen, has-beens and never-weres, but the Vikes definitely need a backup who is more of a passing threat.
Posted: 12/26/2011 7:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Saturday, Dec. 24, that QB Joe Webb might be the quarterback of the future. "It's something we're going to take a real hard look at as we go forward. He definitely lifts our team," Frazier said after the Week 16 game against the Washington Redskins. Webb came on for an injured QB Christian Ponder and completed 4 of 5 passes for 84 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran five times for 34 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Webb has given the team a spark when given the opportunity, but has also failed to sustain that spark during extended playing time. The Vikings will need to find a way to get Webb onto the field--as a receiver, in packages as a quarterback, and as Ponder's backup. However, having him take away practice reps from 2011 first-round pick Christian Ponder would only serve to stunt the development of both players and the franchise.
Posted: 12/10/2011 1:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (hip) is a game-time decision for the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions. 'I think it's a matter of my effectiveness. I don't know how effective I'd be,' said Ponder. QB Joe Webb saw first-team snaps this week and would start if Ponder cannot go.
Huddle Up: We don't know how (or if) Ponder plays through pain because he's so new to us. Webb started against the Lions last year in Week 17 and threw for 145 yards, zero TDs, and 1 INT. He also rushed for 35 yards.
Posted: 12/06/2011 6:12 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings QB Joe Webb will get reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7, as QB Christian Ponder practices only a limited basis because of a hip pointer suffered in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has indicated that if Ponder can't go it will be Webb and not recently-acquired Sage Rosenfels handling quarterback duties. Webb had some success in limited action late last season and would definitely bring a rushing element to the position--and the fantasy stat sheet.
Posted: 9/06/2011 5:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he would like to use QB Joe Webb in some capacity, even if it is not as a quarterback. There has been speculation since Webb arrived the Vikings might use him as a 'wildcat' quarterback in certain situations, too. "He's a tremendous talent. So, we're exploring some options, and it's just a matter of whether we want to do it now or two weeks from now, three weeks from now, but we want to utilize his gifts," Frazier said.
Huddle Up: With rookie Christian Ponder slated to be the Vikings' QB2, it makes sense for the team to find a role for Webb that gets him onto the field. He flashed plenty of athleticism and enough passing acumen during his brief starting run last season that teams will find him difficult to defend agains, especially in situational packages.
Posted: 8/08/2011 10:08 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Joe Webb could be used at wide receiver if he does not win the primary backup quarterback job during the preseason. Webb would be allowed to play receiver and be the emergency quarterback.
Huddle Up: There was talk of Webb moving to WR last year and was actually WR-eligible in some league management sites. He's definitely got the size (6'4", 220 lbs.) and skills. He wouldn't be worthy of drafting, but you gotta keep your eye on the guy.
Posted: 4/04/2011 6:04 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will give QB Joe Webb the opportunity to compete for the starting job during training camp despite any quarterbacks they bring in this offseason, reports Charley Walters, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We like Joe; we like some of the things he did at the end of last season. We're going to give him a chance to compete for that starting job as well. It's open. We hope to have a young guy, and maybe a veteran guy. But it's going to be open competition," Frazier said.
Huddle Up: The Vikings have no set plan at quarterback, and right now Webb is the closest thing they have to a palatable option. In a best-case scenario, he'll be competing with a high draft pick (Jake Locker, Christian Ponder) and a veteran stop-gap (Donovan McNabb, Matt Hasselbeck). There's also a good chance it will be Webb, a fourth-round pick, and Kerry Collins in Vikings' camp this fall.
Posted: 3/05/2011 5:03 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said he likes what he has seen from QB Joe Webb while watching tape, reports Sid Hartman, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He's a great athlete and looks like he's got some composure and poise to him as well. He made some good decisions and some good judgments. I like the way he climbs up in the pocket, keeping his eyes downfield," Musgrave said.
Huddle Up: Musgrave would love to get a closer look at Webb before the Vikings need to pull the trigger on a trade or an early draft pick , but it will take a new CBA for that to happen. Meanwhile, he's stuck watching film and the Vikings are in quarterback limbo.