While the Vikings have strenuously maintained that there isn't a quarterback controversy between Christian Ponder and Webb, Webb is doing to his best with his play on the field to create one.
He has come off the bench twice in the last three games to rally the Vikings offense on the road. Three weeks ago at Detroit, he replaced an ineffective Ponder and completed 12 of 23 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 109 yards and another TD to bring the Vikings within one yard of pulling off a major comeback. Last Saturday, he replaced an injured Ponder and completed four of five passes for 84 yards, two touchdowns and a perfect passer rating of 158.3, while rushing five times for 34 yards and a touchdown to lead the Vikings to their third win of the season.
Webb said he is willing to maintain his role as a backup, but added he is a much different quarterback than the athlete the Vikings drafted two years ago with the intent of converting to wide receiver.
"I've come a very long way," Webb said. "I came here as a receiver and a quarterback. I've learned a lot of different things that I didn't learn in college. These two years have been very good for me."
Webb has provided a spark to a Vikings offense that has been in dire need of an infusion. While some quarterbacks would get frustrated by being sent back to the sidelines after a pair of impressive performances, Webb said it's all in a day's work for him.
"I can only do what I'm asked to do," Webb said. "I understand that. I can only prepare to play each week as best as I can. After that, it's not up to me whether I get in or I don't."
With Ponder being viewed as the QB of the franchise moving forward, there have been some questions as to whether Webb will get a legitimate shot to be the Vikings starting quarterback next year. Webb said all he can do is try to make that decision more difficult for head coach Leslie Frazier, even if he is facing an uphill battle for the starting job.
"That's Coach's decision," Webb said. "I can only control what I do on the field when I do get out there. As long as I keep producing, it will open more people's eyes."
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.