Back in February, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that the team was going to have Joe Webb work only as a quarterback this season.
With offseason workouts in full swing, the plan is being put into place. Webb is only working as a quarterback and the team has scrapped the packages they used to get him on the field as a receiver or runner last season. While Webb said that he’s happy to play whatever role the team wants him to play, he’s also happy to be focusing on only one thing this year.
“It’s a great role to have,” said Webb, via Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press. “Any time you can concentrate on one position, that’s always a positive.”
Right now, the plan is for Webb to back up Christian Ponder. If Ponder doesn’t show improvement in the early part of the season, however, it’s fair to wonder if the Vikings will want to find a way to get Webb on the field. Whether he’s at quarterback or elsewhere, Webb is one of the most athletic players Minnesota has on offense and his best use probably isn’t carrying a clipboard all year.