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Joe Webb could be the Vikings' quarterback of the future

nfl_a_webbj_400.jpgDrafted as a receiver in round six of the 2010 draft, Joe Webb has shown the Vikings that maybe, just maybe, he could develop into the team’s quarterback of the future, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“If you look at Joe Webb, he was a very good quarterback at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham,” V.P. of player personnel Rick Spielman told Hartman.  “He actually threw for
over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,500 yards.  But he is such a
unique athlete that everybody was looking at him as a receiver, and
possibly looking at him as a Josh Cribbs-type, who plays up in
Cleveland, who actually was a quarterback.”

One of the factors that has the Vikings considering Webb at quarterback?  The size of his hands.

“His hands are 11 inches long.  How we measure them is from the tip of
the thumb all the way out to the end of the pinky, and he, by far, has
tremendous sized hands,” Spielman said.  “[That’s] a huge asset not only as a receiver,
but what we found out is, as we were going through that rookie minicamp,
he was out there working as a receiver, and coach [Brad] Childress said, ‘Let’s just throw him and throw some 1-on-1 drills
and see what kind of arm he has.’  And he was very impressive that one
day we put him out.”

Webb showed enough to persuade the Vikings to convert him to quarterback, and he has done well enough to leapfrog Sage Rosenfels at last weekend’s mandatory minicamp.

“[W]e’ll see what we decide to do with him when we come back at training
camp,” Spielman said.  “But again, you can’t deny, you can’t teach the
athletic skills that Joe Webb has.”

And so, four years after the Vikings used a second-round pick on a quarterback from Alabama State who never has quite fulfilled his potential, they may have found their long-term answer by accident via a school in the same state.

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  1. Bob Sacamano says: Jun 20, 2010 12:25 AM

    Really? REALLY?

  2. VikingsPrincess says: Jun 20, 2010 12:26 AM

    This is great news. We’re all fairly certain Favre will be back for 2010. I’ve seen plenty of speculation (here and on other sites) that the Vikings think Favre could possibly be back for 2011 as well. That would be great if Joe could get 2 years in with Favre as a mentor. Trade T-Jack and Sage away (um… is anyone even interested?) and get some DE/DT or OL veterans to replace some of the aging or less inspired (McKinnie) players in the near future. I like this development.

  3. SixburghSteelers says: Jun 20, 2010 12:27 AM

    Neither of the Alabama St QB’s will be the Vikings QB of the future….c’mon man!!!

  4. PurpleNGold says: Jun 20, 2010 12:32 AM

    future schmuture – let the games begin

  5. BigBear123 says: Jun 20, 2010 12:32 AM

    Florio Jr. Is the Vikings QB of the future.

  6. ArtModellsPimp says: Jun 20, 2010 12:33 AM

    “Quarterback of the Future”??? REALLY???
    Very funny, Florio. How many crates of that book do you still have stacked in your house?
    Hahahahahahaha!!!

  7. Mike_in_Texas says: Jun 20, 2010 12:35 AM

    Michael Vick with Peterson and T.O. would be nice

  8. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Jun 20, 2010 12:36 AM

    Anybody but Favre!

  9. SF Saints Fan says: Jun 20, 2010 12:47 AM

    If not, “Quarterback of the Future” sure does sound like a good title for a book…..

  10. J says: Jun 20, 2010 12:52 AM

    Rick Spielman has a good eye for talent.

  11. J-oh says: Jun 20, 2010 12:55 AM

    Come on. Favre will play till this kid retires too. Introducing your 2023 Minnesota Vikings quarterback….

  12. Philtration says: Jun 20, 2010 1:05 AM

    A 6th round WR is their QB of the future?
    They suck then.

  13. gopherb24 says: Jun 20, 2010 1:10 AM

    I really hope Webb develops into a strong QB. He’s a great athlete with great character, and if he’s the real deal, that would be a great draft value for the Vikes.

  14. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Jun 20, 2010 1:13 AM

    Grooming him now makes sense – the Vikings need to think about life after Brett. And this guy is pretty talented. Say what you will about Aaron Rodgers, but he’s done a good job following the departure of a legend. Maybe Webb can do the same. Go Pack!

  15. lebowski says: Jun 20, 2010 1:13 AM

    I thought they were going to let Favre string them along for the next 8 years.

  16. CanadianVikingFan says: Jun 20, 2010 1:34 AM

    Ditch Sage. Whether Webb becomes a starting QB is for time to tell, but I’d rather him be given a shot than keeping Rosencopter who is a proven washout.

  17. ugk612 says: Jun 20, 2010 1:39 AM

    I hope someone works for them, Sage is definitely NOT the answer & they can’t keep riding Bretts old back, but don’t give up on Tarvaris yet either. Go VIKES!!!!

  18. sniperhare says: Jun 20, 2010 1:49 AM

    Those are big hands, mine are only about 6-7 inches.

  19. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 20, 2010 2:13 AM

    he’ll retire before Favre does.

  20. REGGIEBUSH says: Jun 20, 2010 2:21 AM

    What happened to Ron Perrioulou?

  21. osnap305 says: Jun 20, 2010 2:54 AM

    Randall Cunningham 2.0

  22. cliffcla says: Jun 20, 2010 2:58 AM

    Well, you know what they say about the size of a guys hands……

  23. employer says: Jun 20, 2010 3:08 AM

    Another R.O.Y?

  24. Buddo says: Jun 20, 2010 3:16 AM

    Now they can finally part with Tarvaris. What a bust

  25. Leroy'sButler says: Jun 20, 2010 3:25 AM

    Favre sucks.
    So does Sid Hartman.

  26. Hank says: Jun 20, 2010 6:44 AM

    Not likely.

  27. digitalbath says: Jun 20, 2010 7:18 AM

    thats what they look for in all the greats,the thing that matters the most for a potential qb,big hands??????

  28. Mike Florio says: Jun 20, 2010 7:28 AM

    @Philtration . . . You’re right. No team has ever found a good quarterback in round six or later. Especially not the 2000 Patriots. Or the 1999 Rams.

  29. Ambrose says: Jun 20, 2010 7:39 AM

    Wow, if this doesn’t send Tavaris a loud and clear message, nothing will. I bet now he wishes he had gotten the hell out of Dodge last year, when he had the chance. He made the incorrect assumption that he could learn something from Brett Favre. Favre has never gone out of his way for any supporting QB….never has…never will. Years ago, when asked if he would be involved in developing the younger QB’s on the roster, he responded “Why? That’s the job of the assistant coaches, not mine.” This is technically true, but it shows his colors as well. It’s always been about him.

  30. Ambrose says: Jun 20, 2010 7:41 AM

    cliffcla says: June 20, 2010 2:58 AM
    Well, you know what they say about the size of a guys hands……
    ———————————————————————-
    Yup, they say “big hands….big feet!”

  31. READY2CRUSH says: Jun 20, 2010 8:18 AM

    If his hands are 11 inches, I’d hate to see his sea monster. Isnt the rule of thum twice your hands? holy smokes ladies

  32. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jun 20, 2010 8:27 AM

    So our plan is to hope that our small school 6th round WR selection might “accidentally” be our future QB because he is athletic and has big hands?

  33. JimmySmith says: Jun 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    Typical Viking’s thinking, he looked good throwing the ball one day in OTA’s, he must be our franchise QB of the future. And you wonder why the fan base is in the middle of their annual prediction that they are going to win the Superbowl, how can you expect them to be grounded in reality when the team expresses this level of wishful thinking based on a couple of throws.
    Remember back almost one year to the day, Childress was singing the praises of T Jack Off for (get this) his command in the huddle. As if Joe Montana or Johnny U really made their respective differences to their team in the way they called the plays. It would be laughable if it weren’t so stupid but to borrow a popular phrase, stupid is as stupid does.

  34. PossibleCabbage says: Jun 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    It must be a slow part of the offseason, since you’re reporting something that Sid Hartman wrote. As a Minnesota resident Florio, you should know that Sid has always written what he wants to be true, and not what is actually or even probably true.

  35. SterilizeTHenry says: Jun 20, 2010 9:14 AM

    cliffcla says:
    June 20, 2010 2:58 AM
    Well, you know what they say about the size of a guys hands……
    ——————-
    I know. He must have really big gloves.

  36. Stuff-it says: Jun 20, 2010 9:32 AM

    Oh Boy, Chillys new toy…..

  37. Michael LaRocca says: Jun 20, 2010 9:35 AM

    Do you think Visanthe Shaincoe worries about the size of Webb’s ………. hands?

  38. Pac Eddy says: Jun 20, 2010 9:37 AM

    Actually, Joe Webb was a QB in college… he doesn’t need to be ‘converted’ by the Vikings. They announced him as a WR at the draft. If he stayed at WR, that’s a conversion.

  39. Iscull says: Jun 20, 2010 9:59 AM

    This dude is a freakish athlete. I wish the Ravens had picked him up.Webb has all the tools to be a great NFL QB. Just give him time behind Favre to learn more about reading defenses etc and work on his mechanics. Until then, he should tear it up in wildcat.

  40. MACK DADDY says: Jun 20, 2010 10:44 AM

    The Vikings are know for developing young QB’s i’m sure this guy will be awesome.

  41. pervy harvin says: Jun 20, 2010 10:52 AM

    Giant hands = great football player? ah…ok

  42. crimsonking52 says: Jun 20, 2010 11:03 AM

    I have been a loooooooooong suffering fan of the VikeQueens and if last year taught us one lesson it is that the team needs a stud quarterback and not another half assed T-Jack knockoff. I can already envision another 10 years of mediocrity with Jo-We and his stand-ins. Come on guys, I’m not getting any younger!

  43. sand0 says: Jun 20, 2010 11:08 AM

    I’m sure they mean long term potential, dependent on what he continues to show. To me he seems like a poor man’s Mike Vick, hopefully sans the vicious animal cruelty.
    But let’s not get too carried away here. He’s a sixth round pick after all. But most teams like a long term QB project for their third stringer so he might fit that bill nicely and make the team.

  44. pilot08 says: Jun 20, 2010 11:17 AM

    sounds like a poor mans Armanti Edwards… You know, the dude from App St. that passed for 10,000 and ran for 4,000?
    He’ll be a probowl receiver for the Panthers tho. Good look Joe, I hope you do become the qb and prove that these guys can play the position in the nfl, further indicating that AE is probably a better qb than Matt Moore, Jimmy Clausen, and Tony Pike.

  45. mike says: Jun 20, 2010 11:35 AM

    It’s all a goofy viking experiment. Chilly is gonna ask Farve to call DR. Andrews and ask if he can surgically swap Adrians hands with Webbs hands. Chilly will finally accomplish something he said he was going to do and cure adrian of his fumbling problems. After Adrian cures his fumbling problems then he’s gonna demand a huge contract and leave in free agency.

  46. stetai says: Jun 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    Seems like the 2010 Vikings draft gets better and better every month. Just wait for the season when Griffen takes over Ray Edwards spot, Toby Gerhart rushes for 1,000 yards, and Joe Webb is ready in a year or two to take over and defend our Super Bowl crown.
    And as for you Ambrose you jealous Packer loser, upset because Brett didn’t nuzzle Aaron’s crutch, Brett has already worked with Joe Webb and likes him as a QB. he just doesn’t waste his time on classless cocky punks like Aaron Rodgers who taunt in the end zone (what QB’s do that? He’s like the Ochocinco of QB’s) waste their time calling out reporters who said bad things about him, or cyring about five year olds who curse at him. He’s too weak mentally.

  47. fatfatuma says: Jun 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    # SixburghSteelers says: June 20, 2010 12:27 AM
    “Neither of the Alabama St QB’s will be the Vikings QB of the future….c’mon man!!!”
    Joe Webb went to UAB, as is mentioned in the story. Did you only bother to read the headline before offering up such an insightful comment?

  48. bluestree says: Jun 20, 2010 11:51 AM

    Webb is a perfect name for the Vikings quarterback of the future.
    “This is the city, Los Angeles…..”

  49. Cougar Bait says: Jun 20, 2010 12:03 PM

    This is the second article I’ve read about Joe Webb in 3 days (other on ESPN Tip Sheet). If this dude is so good, how did he fall until the 6th round? Not trying to be a prick, I just don’t know anything about (until this weekend) him.

  50. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 20, 2010 12:21 PM

    It’s smart to take a look at him at QB, the guy’s an athletic freak and super fast but if he’s got an arm why not give him a chance at #3 QB? They don’t need Rosenfels at #3, trade him for a 5th. Spielman is an outstanding talent evaluator.

  51. lgwelsh1 says: Jun 20, 2010 12:40 PM

    Joe is a big time althlete, after all he was a QB in college and knows the position. He was playing for a small school and more than likely got over looked by a lot of teams. There is always a diamond in the rough in the lower rounds and this kid is definitly one of those.

  52. Calistin says: Jun 20, 2010 12:54 PM

    Defend their SB title? ROFL!
    Keep dreaming buddy. Vikings are the biggest choke artists in history and with or without Favre will win nothing.
    Toby Gehart will be lucky to get 300 yards. Probably will be injured or fumbling like AP by the 3rd game
    Vikings, worst franchise in NFL history, with the most delusional fans, by far.

  53. steely devil hab says: Jun 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    Iscull says:
    June 20, 2010 9:59 AM
    This dude is a freakish athlete. I wish the Ravens had picked him up.Webb has all the tools to be a great NFL QB. Just give him time behind Favre to learn more about reading defenses etc and work on his mechanics. Until then, he should tear it up in wildcat.
    ————————-
    ’cause the NFL is the wildcat QB league? Manning, Brees, Rivers, Brady, Roethlisberger, Favre…

  54. poonhok says: Jun 20, 2010 1:13 PM

    Because “athletes” don’t make good Quarterbacks…

  55. effs420 says: Jun 20, 2010 1:29 PM

    # Calistin says: June 20, 2010 12:54 PM
    Defend their SB title? ROFL!
    Keep dreaming buddy. Vikings are the biggest choke artists in history and with or without Favre will win nothing.
    Toby Gehart will be lucky to get 300 yards. Probably will be injured or fumbling like AP by the 3rd game
    Vikings, worst franchise in NFL history, with the most delusional fans, by far.
    —————————————————————–
    wow you’re obviously a great football mind…jackass

  56. PackFanNChiTown says: Jun 20, 2010 1:34 PM

    The Favre has made it clear he doesn’t tolerate other QBs being mentioned while he’s on a team.
    You’ll pay for this affront to The Favre…

  57. rovibe says: Jun 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    Cougar Bait says: “This is the second article I’ve read about Joe Webb in 3 days (other on ESPN Tip Sheet). If this dude is so good, how did he fall until the 6th round? — Coming from a smaller school, Webb wasn’t invited to the Combine, so most teams didn’t anything about him until after the Vikings drafted him. The now famous YouTube video showing his leaping skills was from a Pro Day meeting somewhere, but not the formal NFL Combine where all the big names went to be scouted.

  58. Wiscdave says: Jun 20, 2010 2:02 PM

    Tom Brady was a 6th round pick. He turned out to be an OK quarterback. Since Webb went to a non-BCS school and was not invited to the combine, he would have been largely unknown to the draft experts who watch ESPN for their opinions. If he works out, give Scott Studwell and his crew the credit for spotting him.

  59. okemon says: Jun 20, 2010 2:03 PM

    everyone keeps harping on the logical expression big hands ==> Great Football player. the article didn’t say that. it stated he had good stats in college.
    Because of the hand size everyone in the NFL pegged him as a receiver. he was moved over to QB after what they saw of him when he threw the ball…. arm strength. He obviously impressed the coaches enough to put him (what appears to be 3rd)
    and Jimmy (how old are you?) its not just a couple of throws… it was the throws along with his stats from college.

  60. okemon says: Jun 20, 2010 2:21 PM

    here’s an excerpt….
    *************************************
    he was out there working as a receiver, and coach [Brad] Childress said, ‘Let’s just throw him and throw some 1-on-1 drills and see what kind of arm he has.’ And he was very impressive that one day we put him out.”
    So as a result, instead of being a receiver, Webb became a quarterback.
    “We decided to go ahead and move him and let’s take a look at him through these OTAs and this minicamp to see if he can potentially be a quarterback, as well,” Spielman said. Webb was been outstanding in all of the minicamps.
    ***************************************
    they didn’t just say here he is our number 3 qb based on a couple of throws. they methodically looked at the kid through out OTAs and Minicamp where he’s been outstanding.
    it was not big hands = good QB.
    it was big hands try him out as receiver. hey he catches the ball good and he’s athletic. hey, let’s throw him a bit. (he was a good qb in college) wow he does have good arm strength. hmmmm lets take a good look at him in OTAs and Minicamp. wow he’s doing pretty good. I want to see more of him at Training Camp.
    wow it actually sounds like they are doing a pretty good job.
    Hats off coaches.

  61. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 20, 2010 2:34 PM

    Webb’s hands are 11 inches long which makes them only 5 inches shorter than the arms of the Packers 1st round pick OT Bulaga. Bulaga basically has hands sticking out of his shoulders, no way that guy will ever make it as a LT.

  62. CheeseAttack says: Jun 20, 2010 2:37 PM

    Oh Boy! I came down from my bedroom this morning hoping for a Viking post that i could comment on and here it is! I can’t help commenting on every Viking PTF since Brett, i mean BrINT left me still feeling bitter to this day. Mommy says it therapeutic for me. I’m not sure what that means but it does make me feel better. Here I go. Ha Ha T Jack Off!
    GO PACK!

  63. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Jun 20, 2010 3:08 PM

    stetai-
    I seem to remember a Vikings quarterback who used to do the “roll” in the end zone, as well as after throwing a touchdown. Does that ring any taunting bells? And yes, Rodgers is arrogant and cocky, but he’s also in camp helping his team. What’s Favre up to? Not in camp helping Joe Webb learn how to be a QB in the NFL.

  64. rcunningham says: Jun 20, 2010 3:16 PM

    It’s great to see JimmySmith still has ZERO life.
    Jimmy, have you ever even touched a girl before?

  65. JimmySmith says: Jun 20, 2010 3:24 PM

    what everyone has seemed to miss is the fact that Childress has moved Webb up the depth chart to third, ahead of Sage. Just last year the Vikings gave up a draft choice at a round higher than the one Webb was drafted in to get their future starting QB (Sage Rosencoptor), or so they inferred at the time.
    Point being is that Childress is famous for throwing his players under the bus and Sage is just the latest example. The Vikings can’t get anything in return for him because nobody will trade knowing his sorry ass will be available on the waiver wire in a short time. What the entire article forgets to mention is that Childress can’t or has yet to develop a single QB and with BrINT coming back to add to his NFL record of 30 INT’s in the playoffs, Childress avoids anyone pointing that out (again)

  66. footballrulz says: Jun 20, 2010 3:24 PM

    stetai says:
    June 20, 2010 11:37 AM
    Seems like the 2010 Vikings draft gets better and better every month. Just wait for the season when Griffen takes over Ray Edwards spot, Toby Gerhart rushes for 1,000 yards, and Joe Webb is ready in a year or two to take over and defend our Super Bowl crown.
    And as for you Ambrose you jealous Packer loser, upset because Brett didn’t nuzzle Aaron’s crutch, Brett has already worked with Joe Webb and likes him as a QB. he just doesn’t waste his time on classless cocky punks like Aaron Rodgers who taunt in the end zone (what QB’s do that? He’s like the Ochocinco of QB’s) waste their time calling out reporters who said bad things about him, or cyring about five year olds who curse at him. He’s too weak mentally.
    _______________________________
    Stetai, STETI, WAKE UP.. Come on now, wake up. There, there, now, calm down,. It was only a dream, there now wipe that tear away.
    I’m sorry I had to wake you but you seemed to be having a pretty bad dream–you were talking in your sleep–something about defending our Super Bowl crown. I know, I know, it’s OK. You might be lucky enough to actually get one some day.
    Oh and you also were talking out of your head–something about Favre teaching Webb and liking him as a QB. Yeah, I know, I know., Favre would actually have to be AT CAMP to teach him, but come on now, wipe those tears.. It was only a bad dream.
    You were right about one thing though, Favre didn’t nuzzle Aaron’s crutch. But you see, after Aaron had that little injury he didn’t stay on those cructhes long enough for Brett to nuzzle them. Nope, you see he had learned from Brett that you just man up, take your lumps and go on. So, no real need for crutch nuzzling. You see, little Brett decided a long time ago that he didn;t need to help nurture QB’s. See, he’ll gladly help receivers learn their routes because that’s how they learn to catch his passes but he’s certainly not going to help someone who might replace him some day. He’s going to be here forever. Hey now, calm down, get your hands off of little stetai. I know that makes you feel all warm & fuzzy but even Lord Brett has to quit one day.
    There, there now, quit crying, it was only a dream….a very, very, foolish dream.
    Man you crack me up..

  67. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jun 20, 2010 3:27 PM

    “What’s Favre up to?”
    Rehabbing after surgery just like he did last year when he went on to finish #2 in QB rating and #3 in MVP voting. Nobody cares if he comes to camp.

  68. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jun 20, 2010 3:42 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 20, 2010 3:24 PM
    What the entire article forgets to mention is that Childress can’t or has yet to develop a single QB and with BrINT coming back to add to his NFL record of 30 INT’s in the playoffs, Childress avoids anyone pointing that out (again)
    ————————————————–
    Even though I am no fan of Childress, I must again take a second to point out your lack of NFL knowledge. It is easy, since you do expose that lack in every posting you make. Childress was the QB coach for the Eagles when McNabb was drafted. He was the QB coach and/or offensive coordinator for the first 5 or 6 years or McNabb’s career. He is credited by most with McNabb’s successful development as an NFL QB. Even McNabb credits Childress for most of his success. But, like always, any NFL knowledge, other than blind Packer sheepdom or Viking trolling, is totally lost on you.

  69. anniev says: Jun 20, 2010 3:56 PM

    OMG he would be BEHIND Tarvaris right now, who is far from done. Competition would be good. If Favererer wasnt on the team who knows what TJ would’ve proven, he did leave the previous season with a 90 plus passer rating. But yeah this guy has a good mini camp and he is crowned as the next starter?? Huh? In fact if favererereereer doesnt come back TJ would start. God i wish there was a competitor this site who wasnt such an idiot. i like the news but the opinions written as news get old. Love how last year you kept saying Sage was teh number 2 . . and never retracted it. Did TJ sleep with your wife or something?? how weiiiird.

  70. PurpleRaid12 says: Jun 20, 2010 4:47 PM

    I’m not quite sure why some of you think his draft position has anything to do with his ability to play QB at an elite level (in the future). I’ll assume that many of you don’t know much about football, yes I’m talking to you JimmySmith. But there have been many elite franchise QB’s who were later round picks/undrafted like Tom Brady, Jake Delhomme (before he fell apart two seasons ago) Tony Romo, Kurt Warner and Warren Moon, while many first round picks have been anything but that; Tim Couch, Akili Smith, JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf. So to say “When was he drafted?” or “He’s gonna suck, he’s a 6th rounder.” Makes about as much sense as JimmySmith constantly using homo-erotic undertones… on second thought, in his case, that makes a lot of sense. Well, you get the point.

  71. mike says: Jun 20, 2010 5:17 PM

    # PackFansLikeSheep says: June 20, 2010 3:27
    Rehabbing after surgery just like he did last year when he went on to finish #2 in QB rating and #3 in MVP voting. Nobody cares if he comes to camp.
    Not like he or the vikings are ever gonna finish first.

  72. pervy harvin says: Jun 20, 2010 7:28 PM

    My hands come in at 10 1\4…maybe Chilly will let me play QB? If not maybe I can just hit JimmySmith with them??

  73. MrHumble says: Jun 20, 2010 9:08 PM

    Joe Webb is a tremendous athlete, with a head on his shoulders. He was UAB’s best player for the last two years. He is a better athlete than M. Vick was and he has the cool of T. Brady and a rifle of an arm…..and Brady was a 7th rd. pick. The Vikings definitely found a player and a QB, we will be hearing much more about one Joe Webb in the coming years.

  74. Randomjim says: Jun 20, 2010 9:14 PM

    Philtration says:
    June 20, 2010 1:05 AM
    A 6th round WR is their QB of the future?
    They suck then.
    ——————————————————————————-
    If you would read, he was a 4 year QB in college.
    Hall of famer John Randall- not drafted.
    This article is about HOPING he is a diamond in the ruff.

  75. Randomjim says: Jun 20, 2010 9:34 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 20, 2010 9:08 AM
    ……… but to borrow a popular phrase, stupid is as stupid does.
    ___________________________________________________
    What do you mean borrow? Didn’t that originally come from you?

  76. contract says: Jun 21, 2010 9:28 AM

    He could be their QB of the future … or a more likely answer is that they took one look at him as a WR and decided that despite his athletic ability he had no future there.
    Webb will likely end up on the Vikings practice squad.

  77. Ruvell100 says: Jun 21, 2010 11:15 AM

    Sage is more or less a stop-gap, a career backup. But Tavaris can’t be the QB of the future? I thought he played pretty good down the stretch in 08, just played poorly in his playoff debut. Seems like a good kid with a lot of upside. But then the fancy new savior rolls in and he has no future? It’s some other new toy?
    No wonder no one has any respect for the Vikings or the state of Minnesota. No substance, no heart, no loyalty, no honor, no identity. If it looks nice and makes them appear classy, they’ll take it every time.

  78. Lone Star Viking says: Jun 21, 2010 3:46 PM

    A 6th round WR is their QB of the future?
    It is possible . . . . given the time to develop.
    I did some quick research and found the names of some other longshots from the past:
    In the 2005 draft there was a guy named Derek Anderson taken in the 6th round and a guy named Matt Cassel in the 7th round.
    Matt Bulger in the 6th round of the 2000 draft.
    Matt Hasselbeck in the 6th round of the 1998 draft.
    Going back farther, Trent Green in the 8th round; Brad Johnson in the 9th round, and Doug Flutie in the 11th round.
    Were there a lot of busts down there. You betcha, but there are also a fair number of busts in the 1st round.
    So, who knows . . . WR or QB . . . . . keep around and see.

  79. mnpacker says: Jun 21, 2010 3:57 PM

    The queens only want him as qb Cuzco he’s fast. How’d that work out wit t Jackson?

  80. joe public sleeping says: Jun 21, 2010 7:13 PM

    # PackFansLikeSheep says: June 20, 2010 2:34 PM
    Webb’s hands are 11 inches long which makes them only 5 inches shorter than the arms of the Packers 1st round pick OT Bulaga. Bulaga basically has hands sticking out of his shoulders, no way that guy will ever make it as a LT.
    You’re right PFLS, Bulaga with his 33 1/4 ” arms will fail, just like Joe Thomas (32 1/2) and Jake Long (32 7/8) have struggled with their short arms.

  81. Flvikesfan says: Jun 22, 2010 12:00 PM

    Philtration says:
    June 20, 2010 1:05 AM
    A 6th round WR is their QB of the future?
    They suck then.
    ———————————————
    Philtration you are a total douchebag!!!! Do you even know what round Tom Brady was drafted???? Richard Gere called and he wants you to return his gerbil collection.

  82. TiceWasBetter says: Jun 22, 2010 8:51 PM

    And I’m Santa Claus.
    But, wait…
    Whats this?
    I’m not wearing a red outfit, I don’t see raindeer in front of me?
    Thanks for the laugh.
    Back to Brett watch 2 in 2010.

  83. bakler5 says: Jun 23, 2010 4:24 PM

    Yea he definitely will make a great QB, just look at all the great QBs in the league now, they are ALL freak athletes that can run faster than they can think.
    /end sarcasm

  84. PURPLESTEEZ says: Jun 23, 2010 5:50 PM

    JOE WEBB-WILL BE SLINGING FOOTBALLS INTO THE END ZONE-NICKNAME SPIDERMAN-

  85. this class sucks says: Jun 24, 2010 3:40 AM

    Dear god, I hope he does good. Think of the nickname possibilities!!!

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