Found December 15, 2011 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Joe Webb is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. It is that simple. Some people may disagree with that statement, especially those that watched him this past Sunday against the Lions or saw him lead the Vikings to an improbable Monday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles last year. Joe Webb is a fantastic athlete. A former quarterback at UAB, Webb was originally drafted by the Vikings as a wide receiver. He jumps really high. He runs really fast. But he is not a starting quarterback. First of all, Joe Webb has thrown only one career touchdown pass in the NFL. That includes preseason games as well. That touchdown came towards the end of the fourth quarter this past week against the Detroit Lions. One touchdown pass in 114 attempts. Not many starting quarterbacks in the NFL have that low of a pass-to-touchdown ratio. As you can probably imagine by looking at that previous stat, Webb isn’t that great of a passer. There is a reason he was thought to be a receiver by scouts coming o...
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