Report: Webb may get shot at QB
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- May 14, 2010 - 1:35 PM
We heard rumblings from the Vikings' recent rookie camp that sixth-round pick Joe Webb was given an opportunity to throw the football and looked very good doing so. This was interesting since the Vikings had said they were going to move Webb from quarterback to wide receiver after they drafted him.
It looks like that plan might have been a bit premature. At least if you listen (or read) what Webb told The Birmingham News.
"The [Vikings] coaches liked me [at receiver], liked what I did out there and the athleticism I showed,” said Webb, who played quarterback last season at Alabama-Birmingham. “They also put me at quarterback and had me throw the ball. They liked the way I threw the ball and now they want me to play quarterback. Right now, it looks like when I go back, I’ll get a shot at quarterback.”
If that's the case the Vikings will have four quarterbacks when they begin Organized Team Activities on Tuesday. That list will include Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels, Webb and undrafted rookie R.J. Archer. Even if Webb is left at wide receiver he will give the Vikings another offensive option.
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