The Vikings signed Matt Cassel to back up Christian Ponder at quarterback last week, leading to questions about what the Vikings might have planned for Joe Webb.
Webb started and played poorly in the playoff loss to the Packers and there’s been talk in the past about moving him to wide receiver in hopes of benefitting from his athleticism, but coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday that wasn’t in the cards this offseason. Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that Frazier said the team doesn’t plan to look at Webb at another position in the coming months.
It doesn’t sound like they plan to part ways with him either. Frazier said that he would like to bring four quarterbacks to camp this summer, which is the same number that the Vikings have right now. Barring a change, that would leave Webb and McLeod Bethel-Thompson to battle for the third spot.
That wouldn’t seem to bode well for Webb, whose skills don’t mesh all that well with an offense built around Ponder and Cassel if the Vikings still think of him strictly as a quarterback.