5 former Vikings who could return to the team in 2019

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Cordarrelle Patterson
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(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) Joe Webb
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Joe Webb – QB/WR

Joe Webb was a sixth-round pick of the Vikings way back in the 2010 Draft and he ended up making the team as their third-string quarterback. Webb hung around in Minnesota for a few seasons and he was an electrifying player on the field as he was always a danger to scamper for some big yardage.

His most impressive game in purple was during that odd Tuesday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. The matchup was rescheduled because of a huge snowstorm and the Vikings were big-time underdogs, but Webb led his team to a 24-14 win.

After Minnesota signed Matt Cassel in 2013, they tried to use Webb at wide receiver and a little as a return man. He didn’t light the world on fire that year as a receiver as he caught a total of just five passes for 33 yards.

After that season Webb became a free-agent and he was signed by the Carolina Panthers. He was primarily a return man for the Panthers, but he was also listed as their third-string quarterback.

Webb ended up staying with Carolina for three years before the team cut him in 2017. Since then, he’s had stints with the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans.

Webb’s unique skill-set and uncanny athletic ability have kept him in the NFL for much longer than his stats would normally indicate. The Vikings are in the market for a third quarterback this year and why not look their 2010 draft pick?

He has been in the league long enough to provide mentorship to young Kyle Sloter and he could even give Kirk Cousins a nugget of advice or two. Webb still has great athletic ability and he could always provide a spark off the bench if the team was in a pinch and needed his services.