NFL career might have just ended for a former Vikings quarterback

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Joe Webb
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Joe Webb /

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb was reportedly let go by the New York Giants on Tuesday.

For the Minnesota Vikings, the 2010 season is not one that anyone looks back on fondly. It featured the painful final year of Brett Favre‘s NFL career, Vikings head coach Brad Childress getting fired after 10 games, a failed trade for Randy Moss, the Metrodome roof collapsing, and many more things we don’t need to talk about ever again.

However, this was also the season in which Minnesota fans were introduced to quarterback Joe Webb.

As a rookie out of UAB, Webb made his first-career start in 2010 during a Tuesday-night showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, who were sitting with a 10-4 record at the time. Maybe it was the strangeness of playing on a Tuesday night or the unknown about Webb, but the Vikings were able to pull off the upset in this matchup with the Eagles thanks in part to their rookie quarterback.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb could be nearing the end of his NFL career

Since helping Minnesota get that infamous win over Philadelphia in 2010, Webb went on to spend three more seasons with the Vikings before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2014.

Despite the fact that he hasn’t made a start under center since 2013, Webb was still on an NFL roster last season as a member of the New York Giants. Unfortunately, it sounds like his career in the league could be coming to an end after a recent roster move made by the Giants.

On Tuesday, New York claimed running back Ryquell Armstead off of waivers, and to make room for him on their roster, the Giants reportedly parted ways with Webb according to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager.

The former Minnesota quarterback only appeared in two games for New York last season and he hasn’t attempted a pass in an NFL game since 2017. At 34-years-old, it wouldn’t be surprising if Webb decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the league this year.

In addition to his time with the Vikings, Panthers, and Giants, he also had stints with the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills.

Minnesota selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and few probably expected him to remain in the league for as long as he did. But Webb obviously provided value wherever he went and sadly, his time in the NFL might have finally reached the finish line.