The Facts: Webb is embracing his role as a full-time quarterback after serving as a hybrid quarterback/receiver/wildcat option for two seasons. HC Leslie Frazier said in February he wanted Webb to concentrate on one position. The team wants to maximize his value at quarterback and lessen his responsibilities. He'll enter camp as Christian Ponder's backup. "It's a great role to have," said Webb on Wednesday, in between sets during an offseason conditioning workout. "Any time you can concentrate on one position, that's always a positive."
Diehards Line: As Pioneer Press staffer Jeremy Fowler notes, the Vikings are finally settling on an identity for Webb. Throughout last season, their intentions with him were unclear. Some games he would line up at receiver, some games he wouldn't. He finished the year with one catch for 9 yards. But Webb has stood out most when getting a bulk of the snaps at QB. In his first two games filling in for the injured Ponder, Webb completed 16 of 28 passes for 168 yards passing and three touchdowns along with 143 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Webb struggled in the season finale against Chicago, completing 17 of 32 passes for 200 yards and two interceptions along with 2 rushing yards. Still, with questions about Ponder's true viability as a high-end starter, Webb's presence is a plus.