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Vikings OTAs: Minnesota's Joe Webb Focused On Quarterback, And Only Quarterback, Heading Into Minicamp

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb is excited -- maybe relieved is a better word -- to enter minicamp focused solely on quarterback.

Webb, a third-year player out of Alabama-Birmingham, went into minicamp last year tasked with working out as a receiver as well as quarterback. But according to an article from, Webb's role this year, thankfully, is simply to be a quarterback.

From the article:

The Vikings have told Webb they want him to focus all of his energies on playing quarterback and the plan is for him to enter the regular season behind starter Christian Ponder on the depth chart.

"Yeah, it's easier," not having to focus on multiple positions, Webb said. "But quarterback is still a difficult position. You still have to be on top of your game. Study the game and know where you're going to go with the ball."

The article goes on to say that when the Vikings drafted Webb in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft, they planned for him to eventually move to receiver. But Webb's strong arm -- coupled with a case of the dropsies -- kept quarterback in the fold.

And that's what he'll be when minicamp kicks off Tuesday.

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