Joe Webb wants to be in QB mix for Vikings
The most pressing question surrounding the Minnesota Vikings that’s not related to a new stadium push is who is going to play quarterback.
The franchise is looking for the guy, someone who can steady the position after two years of now you see me, now you don’t with Brett Favre.
Joe Webb just wants to be in the mix to win that job. A sixth-round pick from UAB last April as a wide receiver, Webb showed a little promise late in the season when he got a chance to play. He started in a win at Philadelphia, a victory that prevented the Eagles from earning a first-round bye. He completed 60.7 percent of his passes and ran for two scores. But he looked mighty raw in the process.
The Vikings will be leaving no stone unturned in their search for a quarterback. Veterans will be considered in free agency, whenever that happens, and Minnesota owns the 12th pick in the draft.
“They might have quite a few quarterbacks at camp," Webb told Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I'll just be doing what I've done all my life, competing for a job. Some people think the team should draft a quarterback in the first round or get someone else or keep me. I can't control any of that. I just know that whenever I do get on the field, I'm well prepared for the opportunity."
Webb has some tools that are impressive. He has good size, a strong arm and is athletic. But it’s going to take some time to bring him along and it might be a project for offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
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