If there’s anything to take away from the Minnesota Vikings over the last couple of seasons, it would be that Joe Webb is not fit to be a quarterback in the NFL and the team should just move on as quickly as possible. Instead, it appears the Vikings are willing to give him another shot at a different position–wide receiver.
Apparently, Minnesota wants to see what Webb has to offer as a wide receiver since it’s clear there’s no use for him at quarterback with Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel on board for the 2013 season. Give Webb credit for his athleticism considering he showed potential a few years ago for the Vikings, but it was obvious then he wasn’t fit to be a quarterback in the NFL and even now the chances of him making it as a wide receiver seem slim.
If anything, this just seems like a desperation move on Minnesota’s end to give Webb one-last shot to prove himself considering how much faith they’ve had in him over the years, but the smart thing at this point would be to just let him go. It’s understandable to see the Vikings looking for help at the wide receiver position, but it’s clear Webb is far from the answer.
The sooner Minnesota realizes this–the easier it will get to move on from Webb and start focusing on other available wide receivers that may actually help them for the 2013 season.
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