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Joe Webb Working Out At “Camp Favre”

July 14, 2011

With members of virtually every NFL team organizing some sort of workouts during the offseason, you knew it was only a matter of time before Brett Favre followed suit.

While the retired quarterback isn’t exactly holding organized workout sessions, he is playing a mentor role with current Vikings quarterback Joe Webb.

The media relations department of Webb’s alma mater, University of Alabama-Birmingham, caught up with the second-year quarterback where he talked about the lockout, coaching changes, and working with Favre.

“It’s great to have a person like that as my contact,” Webb said of working with Favre in Hattiesburg, Mississippi over the past few weeks. “He can still sling it.”

Webb’s role in new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense is still unclear; he could remain a quarterback or could be utilized at multiple positions. However, with Christian Ponder drafted to be the Vikings quarterback of the future, the team appears to be moving away from Webb as signal caller.

But the lockout may dictate what position Webb ends up playing. The longer the owners and players squabble over the details of a new collective bargaining agreement, Webb’s experience at quarterback may leave the Vikings with no other choice than to suit up the second year player at quarterback. After all, a rookie quarterback cannot be expected to start in week one if he hasn’t had sufficient practice time with his coaches and teammates.

So the longer the CBA negotiations drag on, the better the chance Joe Webb has to utilize what Brett Favre has been teaching him during the past few weeks. Who knows, maybe “Camp Favre” will gain traction and become the hot place to be in the offseason.

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