Shortly after the Vikings signed Matt Cassel to back up Christian Ponder at quarterback, coach Leslie Frazier said that the Vikings had no plans to move Joe Webb from quarterback to wide receiver.
A lot can change in a month, however. Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Frazier recently readdressed Webb’s status and presented a more open mind when it came to moving Webb away from quarterback.
“[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 forward.”
The Vikings considered Webb a wide receiver when they drafted him out of UAB in the sixth round of the 2010 draft and he’s caught one pass during his three years with the team. With Cassel’s arrival coming on the heels of Webb’s disappointing performance in the playoff loss to the Packers, it’s hard to see much of a future at quarterback in Minnesota for Webb. Since the team isn’t showing much desire to get rid of him altogether, it would make a lot of sense to see if he can help the team at a position where the depth chart is pretty open behind Greg Jennings.