Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #14 QB, #256/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 7-FA 2009 Senior Bowl Invite 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 198-1021-5.2-11; Pass: 353-208-58.9-2367-10-16; P 2-89-44.5; Finished the season ranked No. 15 nationally in total offense (282.3 avg.) shattered the C-USA records for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season with his 1,021 ranked fourth in the nation for rushing yards among QBs voted a permanent team captain by his Blazer teammates at the end of the season. 2007: 11 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 67-288-4.3-1; Pass: 117-65-55.6-679-5-1; Rec: 30-459-15.3-3; 1 Sol-1 TT; Saw extensive action on the field for the Blazers but most of it until late in the season came at wide receiver saw quarterback playing time in seven contests was 43-of-71 passing in the final three games saw significant QB action in season finale at Marshall, hitting 14-of-26 for 200 yards with 1 TD pass) made nine starts overall in 2007 was 14-of-20 for 112 yards vs. Memphis in next-to-last game against UCF (11/10/07), he hit 15-of-25 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns and one interception also was productive in action at receiver as he finished with 30 receptions for 459 yards with three touchdown catches recorded three games with six receptions season-high was 106-yard performance (and one touchdown) vs. Tulane had six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown in seasonopener at Michigan State registered 288 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown had season-high of 81 yards on 18 rushing attempts. 2006: 2 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 24-38-1.6-1; Pass: 51-33-64.7-426-1-0; Did not play until the 11th game at Southern Miss started season finale at UCF had quarterback rating of 141.3 in his limited action. 2005: Did not see any action during his true freshman season and was redshirted named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 6/199 -- Joe Webb, WR, 6-3, 226 pounds, UAB: A quarterback last season at UAB, he will be moved to wide receiver by the Vikings. He does have experience at that position. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/09/13 - QB Joe Webb's play was so horrendous that coach Leslie Frazier left the door ajar for a change at backup quarterback. It could be McLeod Bethel-Thompson eventually. He's a first-year player with a strong arm that the team loves, but he didn't play this season.
01/08/13 - QB Joe Webb ran for 68 yards on seven carries (9.7). But after rushing for 17 yards on the third play from scrimmage, Webb ran only six more times in 59 snaps.
01/06/13 - QB Joe Webb became the first quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game after not attempting a pass during the regular season. Webb's only action of the regular season came Oct. 7 in the Week 5 blowout of the Titans. He had two kneel-downs and handed the ball off once. Webb was understandably awful. Before fourth-quarter garbage time inflated his numbers, he had completed 7 of 20 passes for 61 yards, an interception and a 23.1 passer rating through three quarters. However, the Vikings coaching staff didn't do Webb any favors. After using him in the read-option three times on the successful opening drive, the Vikings had him run it only three more times the rest of the game. The opening drive started with eight straight runs by Webb and Adrian Peterson en route to a field goal and a 3-0 lead.
11/07/12 - QB Joe Webb, one of the more gifted athletes on the team, still has appeared in only one game, taking a kneel-down snap in a 23-point win over Tennessee. The Vikings experimented with a "Blazer" package with him last season, but scrapped it this year to focus on making sure starter Christian Ponder's rhythm wasn't disrupted. With Ponder playing terribly the past four weeks, the pressure to get Webb on the field in some capacity builds.
10/31/12 - QB Joe Webb, who enjoyed tremendous success in relief of Christian Ponder a year ago, has been inactive for seven of the team's eight games. The only game he played in was the 30-7 rout of the Titans. His only stat was a kneel-down for minus-1 yard. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal for a third-string quarterback, but Webb is one of the most athletic players on the team. A year ago, the Vikings had what they called a "Blazer" package designed just for Webb. Although the strategy wasn't successful, it's strange that the Vikings haven't tried to get Webb involved in any way whatsoever through eight games.
10/08/12 - QB Joe Webb entered the game at the two-minute warning of the second half. One of the team's best athletes, Webb hadn't played the first four games. And while he technically played in Week 5, all he did was kneel down once and hand the ball off twice as the Vikings protected a 23-point lead. The team still could bring back the "Blazer" package for Webb, but it's being especially careful not to upset the progression of No. 1 QB Christian Ponder.
09/26/12 - QB Joe Webb, arguably the best athlete on the team, has not seen the field yet this season. He's the team's backup QB, so he wasn't expected to play much. But the team obviously has scrapped any hint of using the "Blazer" package that it did last year in an effort to get Webb on the field in certain Wildcat looks. Don't be surprised if he's used in some way at Detroit.
09/20/12 - QB Joe Webb, one of the best athletes on the team, still has not played a down through two games. This is somewhat surprising because of his ability to make plays. But he is the backup quarterback and the Vikings are reluctant to use the "Blazer Package" they designed for him last season. They feel it disrupts the rhythm and development of starter Christian Ponder. The team also scrapped long ago any thoughts of using Webb as a receiver.
09/03/12 - QB Joe Webb probably is the best athlete on the team, although he still considers himself a "pass-first quarterback."
"I go through my progressions, my reads," he said. "But if things break down, God gave me legs. Why not use them?"
03/01/12 - QB Joe Webb's days of dabbling at receiver, returner or any other position other than quarterback are done. An outstanding athlete entering his third NFL season, Webb will stay put at quarterback. He enters training camp as Christian Ponder's primary backup.
"Although Joe can do a lot of different things, we really want to see him develop at the quarterback position," Frazier said. "We're leaning, as we speak today, moving away from some of those other things he's capable of doing. We'll see how it plays out as we go through this process. He's a viable No. 2 for us without question. We feel he creates a lot of pressure for defenses having to defend him. We want to give him the best chance to really fulfill his potential as a quarterback.
"I think we can let him hone in on a position and not move him around quite as much should be a plus for him and a plus for us."