The Carolina Panthers continue to focus on retaining their own players this offseason and Joe Webb appears to be the next player to join a group that includes J.J. Jansen, Wes Horton, Chris Scott and Stephen Hill. According to Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones, the Panthers and Webb agreed to a two-year deal on Tuesday.
There is a strong case to be made that Webb is the most versatile player in the NFL as he is primarily a special teams player but is also the third string quarterback and can step in at wide receiver if the need arises.
Webb was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and after four years with them joined the Panthers in 2014. Over the course of the past two seasons, Webb has caught one pass for 16 yards, returned 10 kickoffs for 231 yards, and nine tackles. He also had one fumble recovery this past season.
While these numbers may not jump off the stat sheet, the fact that the team has a player who can step in at a number of positions helps them building a roster. Essentially they will have a reserve quarterback, extra wide receiver and special teams player with one roster spot instead of three. This type of versatility helps this team tremendously with roster spots as valuable as they are.