Originally written December 17, 2011 on Football Nation:
Joe Webb was a good dual-threat quarterback during his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, rushing for over 1,000 yards in each season and accounting for over 3,000 yards of total offense in both seasons as well. He played wide receiver as sophomore in 2007, with 30 receptions to show for his efforts. Despite playing under center exclusively in his junior and senior seasons, Webb worked out at wide receiver during his Pro Day leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft. He had an impressive overall performance, including a reported 4.43 second 40-yard dash time. The Minnesota Vikings chose him in the sixth round (199th overall pick) that year, and head coach Brad Childress proclaimed he would exclusively play quarterback for the team. Webb saw little opportunity for most of his rookie season, but got an opportunity to replace an injured Brett Favre against the Chicago Bears in a December game and went 15-for-26 for 129 yards with two interceptions along with...
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