Former Vikings QB/WR Joe Webb signs with the Panthers as a QB
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The Minnesota Vikings now have six free agents on the market after former quarterback/receiver Joe Webb signed with the Carolina Panthers on Friday -- as a quarterback.
Webb, 27, was a sixth-round pick by the Vikings (199th overall) in 2010 and had played both positions at the University of Alabama-Birmingham before he was drafted as a receiver by then-coach Brad Childress. He made his first appearance as a quarterback for the Vikings later that season against the New York Giants and made his first career start under center in a Tuesday night win at the Philadelphia Eagles.
Via the Panthers' Twitter account, Carolina coach Ron Rivera likened Webb to starting quarterback Cam Newton, who is out for four months after he had ankle surgery on Wednesday.
"Joe had a strong workout for us today," Rivera said. "He is a young player who intrigues us and has a similar skill set to Cam Newton."