Vikings looking to utilize Joe Webb’s athleticism
Wednesday, former quarterback Joe Webb was working on returning punts with Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer during OTA’s. This is part of an attempt to get the ultra-athletic Webb involved in making plays for the team outside of the quarterback position.
Webb’s a dynamic athlete, and coach Leslie Frazier has hailed his hands and his knowledge of the offense. That didn’t keep him from looking like a receiver pretending to be a quarterback in the playoffs, but their hope is that they can find a way to use someone they’ve invested three years into.
With the departure of their former return man Percy Harvin, it makes sense to try to find a way to work Webb into a different facet of the team. I could see the Vikings getting a few trick plays on the offense drawn up as well to take advantage of Webb’s athleticism. I am curious to see in what capacity Joe Webb makes the team roster, because he obviously is not going to be a quarterback.