Breer: Minnesota's grand plan
"We had been talking about it for a while, and we made the decision that this was the way to go after we had our draft," Frazier said.
Webb was drafted as a receiver in 2010, but he made the switch to quarterback before the season. He last played wideout full-time as a sophomore at Alabama-Birmingham, where he caught 30 passes for 459 yards.
"It's going to be very interesting," Webb said about the position switch. "I haven't played it since my rookie minicamp, but I think I can adjust to it pretty good. You just have to put in a lot of work. (Wide receivers) coach Stew (George Stewart) will do a lot of that with me, so we'll see what happens."
The Vikings finally realized they needed to get a player with Webb's athleticism and skill on the field. The former quarterback said his knowledge of the offense and experience at quarterback will make the transition easier.
"You have a whole different world at quarterback, but I think that's going to help me out there at receiver, having been at quarterback and knowing the coverage and how DBs run their plays," he said.