After three seasons at quarterback and an abysmal postseason start against the Packers, the Vikings moved Joe Webb from quarterback to receiver. Now, as Webb struggles to make the roster as a wideout, the team could move him back to quarterback.
On Thursday, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave didn’t rule out a return by Webb to the position he previously played.
“I’d say anything is possible,” Musgrave said, via quotes distributed by the team. ”That’s a lot of speculation here in August. Joe has played quarterback, Joe has played wide receiver. You know we’d have to go to our contingency plans if we ever got into that state of affairs.”
Webb currently is listed as a third-stringer on the team’s depth chart, which means he’s on the bubble when it comes to making the 53-man roster. But Webb would be no higher than No. 3 at quarterback, since the Vikings have Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel.
So it could be that Webb is facing the end of the road in Minnesota. If that happens, look for the Chiefs to give him strong consideration; former Vikings coach Brad Childress is on the staff there, and head coach Andy Reid saw Webb put together a strong performance at quarterback on a Tuesday night in December 2010, in an unlikely win by the Vikings over Reid’s Eagles.