Joe Webb is now a full-time wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings.
Head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed the highly-anticipated move in a report by Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune.
“We had been talking about it for a while, and we made the decision that this was the way to go after we had our draft,” Frazier said.
Per the report, Webb said he was told of the decision on the first day of the teams workouts.
Webb has a disadvantage in this transition, being that he has had limited practice at the position in his career. But being a quarterback in the system, Webb will already know the plays and formations of the offense.
At 6-4 and 220 pounds, Webb has the physical attributes to be a good receiver. He ran a 40 yard-dash in the low 4.4s coming out of college.
The only virtual locks at the receiver position are Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jarius Wright and Jerome Simpson. The team should carried six receivers on the active roster last season, so Webb will be battling out for the remaining two spots.