Dec 4, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings player Joe Webb (14) receives a pass from quarterback Christian Ponder (not pictured) for a 28 yard gain in the third quarter in the Metrodome. The Broncos win 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

How will Webb do as a full-time receiver for Minnesota Vikings?


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.

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  • Billy Schwandt

    I wish Joe Webb all the luck in the world He seams like such a super guy and teammate and hope he shines as a receiver!!!

  • Tommy Yarbrough

    @Billy Schwandt..I wish Webb all the luck in the world as well. I just hope that he’s a better receiver than he was at quarterback. Nothing personal, just the facts. I DO NOT want to see Webb fail at anything as long as he is wearing the purple and gold.