Carolina Panthers third-team quarterback/utility man Joe Webb was inactive the last time Carolina played his former Minnesota team.
But Webb will be active for Sunday’s game – and could be very busy if there are a couple of injuries at other positions.
Webb took repetitions at wide receiver this week and is the team’s emergency running back, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday. Carolina almost needed one last week when Jonathan Stewart injured his hamstring and Fozzy Whittaker was checked for a concussion, briefly leaving Mike Tolbert as the lone back.
Rivera jokingly called Webb a “jack of all trades, master of none.” It’s a description Webb first embraced in Minnesota when former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier started using Webb at wide receiver.
“They say in this league the more you can do, the better,” Webb said.
Webb was versatile at Alabama-Birmingham as well, playing quarterback, running back and receiver at various point. So was one of his teammates: Country singer star Sam Hunt was the Blazers’ quarterback early in Webb’s college career.
As for getting a jersey against his old team Sunday, Webb said: “That hypes it up even more.”