Joe Webb was drafted in 2010 as a receiver even though he mostly played quarterback at UAB. Now the Vikings, who signed Matt Cassel to be Christian Ponder's backup, are considering moving the 6-4, 220-pound Webb to wideout.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Matt Cassel was signed as insurance and that Christian Ponder is the starting quarterback. But if Ponder doesn't take a big step forward in 2013, a QB controversy could develop quickly.
By almost any measure, Vikings backup quarterback Joe Webb had a forgettable performance against the Packers in Saturday's wild-card game. Granted, it was the first action he had seen all season so he was understandably rusty. And the reason the Vikings were even in that predicament was because starter Christian Ponder was sidelined with bursitis.
The young, hungry Seahawks are the team nobody wants to play right now. Pat Kirwan says Seattle's success is a testament to smart, cost-effective roster building. Another wild-card takeaway? Every contender needs a good tight end.