Former Viking Joe Webb is expected to sign with the Panthers, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). Webb has played both quarterback and wide receiver for the Vikings in his NFL career, though he has not thrown a since 2011 despite the team’s struggles at quarterback, and only has six catches in his career.
Webb has been listed at both positions at various times during his first four seasons, but Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reports that the team has signed him as a quarterback (via Twitter). At 6’4″ with high end speed for a quarterback, Webb likely will provide a similar skill set as Cam Newton.
Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that it is a one-year deal that will see Webb play the part of Newton while the starter rehabs this offseason (via Twitter).