5 former Vikings who could return to the team in 2020

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Case Keenum
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Joe Webb
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Joe Webb /

Joe Webb – QB

It’s really a shock that Joe Webb is still in the NFL after all these years. The Vikings drafted him back in 2010 as basically an athlete and they had plans of using him as a return man and converting him into a receiver.

Over the years though, Webb proved he was a quarterback and he has forged a long career in the league as a backup who can spark a team when the starter goes down.

Webb was with Minnesota for the first four seasons of his career. He bounced around from quarterback and receiver and seemed to get sick of the back and forth position bouncing.

He never did play for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and that could be something he might want to do if he wants to come full circle and finish his career with the team that drafted him.

Webb would be an exciting backup for Kirk Cousins as the two couldn’t be any more different. Cousins is a pure pocket passer who rarely extends plays with his legs, While Webb isn’t the most accurate passer, but he is extremely athletic and is always a threat to take off and pick up yards on the ground.

Having Webb come in during a game to take over for an injured Cousins would give defenses headaches, as they’d have to completely change their strategy.

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Webb would be an affordable backup quarterback Minnesota could bring in this offseason. He’d be an upgrade over Sean Mannion and he could finish his shockingly long NFL career with the team that he started it with.