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Davis Webb

Buffalo Bills
Quarterback #5
Buffalo Bills
Quarterback #5

Davis Webb News

Back in Buffalo fold

Webb was one of 15 players signed to the Bills' practice squad Wednesday, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: Also signed to the practice squad was fellow quarterback Jake Fromm, so it's not quite clear which player the team would elevate if either Josh Allen or Mitchell Trubisky suffers an injury. Webb is said to be a strong presence in the quarterback room, so the Bills are likely happy to keep him in the fold on some level, even though he may not initially be suiting up for game days.

Sep 1, 2021 5:23 PM EST

Hits the streets with Fromm

Webb was waived by Buffalo on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Webb had been competing with second-year man Jake Fromm for a potential third QB roster spot for the Bills, but in the end the team decided to roll with just two quarterbacks, and neither Webb nor Fromm made the final roster. If only one of the two young quarterbacks gets snatched up on waivers, the other will almost certainly be invited back to Buffalo's practice squad.

Aug 31, 2021 3:04 PM EST

Strong showing Friday

Webb completed 11 of 16 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown and a 103.6 rating in Friday's preseason win over the Lions. He did not throw an interception and ran two times for 26 yards.

Analysis: Look out Josh Allen, Webb is coming for your job! Kidding aside, Webb is in a tight competition for the No. 3 role (if the Bills elect to keep three quarterbacks) with second-year man Jake Fromm, who was less effective than Webb on Friday with a 74.2 rating while throwing no TD passes and taking two sacks.

Aug 13, 2021 10:10 PM EST

Staying in Buffalo

Webb signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

Analysis: Webb shuffled between active roster and practice squad all season but never took a regular-season snap. It's the second-straight season that Webb has signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills. Veteran Matt Barkley is heading into free agency, leaving Josh Allen and Jake Fromm as the only other quarterbacks on the roster.

Jan 26, 2021 7:57 PM EST

Shifts back to practice squad

Webb reverted to the Bills' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Webb was elevated to the active roster for Monday's win over the Patriots, but he was a healthy scratch. The 2017 third-round pick has yet to make his NFL debut.

Dec 29, 2020 3:18 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Webb was promoted to Buffalo's active roster from the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The 25-year-old is a gameday elevation for quarterback depth but remains a healthy scratch for Monday's contest. Webb will revert back to the Bills' practice squad later this week.

Dec 28, 2020 4:22 PM EST

Waived by Buffalo

Webb was waived by the Bills on Saturday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: It seems likely Webb will wind up on the Bills' practice squad in the near future, although it's a frustrating conclusion to an offseason in which the 2017 third-round pick hoped to compete for the backup job. Matt Barkley and Jake Fromm both made it onto the 53-man roster, so even were starter Josh Allen to go down with an injury, don't expect Webb to make a significant jump up the depth chart.

Sep 5, 2020 2:03 PM EST

Secures pact with Giants

Webb signed a reserve/future deal with the Giants on Monday.

Analysis: Webb was the Giants' third-round pick in 2017, but he only spent one season with the team and never touched the field as a backup to Eli Manning. The 24-year-old will compete for the backup job in Buffalo in 2020. Whether Matt Barkley -- the current backup to Josh Allen -- is still around remains to be seen, as Barkley will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Jan 6, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Added to Buffalo's practice squad

Davis was signed to the practice squad Monday, the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Davis was a third-round pick out of Cal by the Giants in 2017, but he's never seen an NFL snap. It says a lot about the team's lack of conviction in undrafted free agent Tyree Jackson -- who was with the team all summer -- that it would recruit Davis for the practice squad instead. Linebacker Nate Hall and wide receiver Tyron Johnson were also added to the Bills' practice squad.

Sep 2, 2019 9:20 AM EST

Leaves quality spring impression

Webb may have finished OTAs ahead of Trevor Siemian on the Jets' depth chart at quarterback, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Webb worked as the second quarterback for the final set of OTAs after a strong spring performance and could earn the backup job with continued strong play in training camp. The 2017 third-round pick has yet to make his NFL debut and spent most of the 2018 season on the practice squad, so if he earned the No. 2 job the team could end up holding onto all three quarterbacks. Siemian is unlikely to be cut due to his significant starting experience and since $1 million of his salary is guaranteed.

Jul 10, 2019 9:53 PM EST

Signs tender with Jets

Webb signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Jets on Thursday.

Analysis: Webb spent much of the 2018 season on the Jets's practice squad. He currently appears in line to be the team's third option at quarterback in 2019 behind Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian, but a quality camp could promote him to the top backup position.

Mar 28, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Tendered by Jets

Webb, an exclusive-rights free agent, has been tendered by the Jets, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With Josh McCown set to become an unrestricted free agent, it appears Webb will enter the offseason as the tentative backup to Sam Darnold. It's possible that could change depending on what the Jets do in the draft and free agency.

Mar 7, 2019 12:23 PM EST

Brought up from practice squad

Webb has been elevated to the 53-man roster,Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Sam Darnold (foot) doubtful to suit up Sunday, the Jets seem prepared to go with a depth chart that features Josh McCown as the starter and Webb as the No. 2 QB against the Bills.

Nov 10, 2018 9:44 AM EST

Same city, new team

Webb signed with the Jets' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: It was a surprise when the Giants cut Webb after they picked him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was an solid collegiate talent, completing 62 percent of his passes for 4,295 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions his senior season at California. The Jets may look to develop Webb into Sam Darnold's future backup.

Sep 4, 2018 4:44 PM EST

Waived by Giants

Webb was waived by the Giants on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: Webb was a third-round draft pick just one year ago, but he wasn't taken by the current regime in New York. The Giants will open the season with Alex Tanney and fourth-round rookie Kyle Lauletta behind Eli Manning.

Sep 2, 2018 12:12 PM EST

Seems to have No. 2 job

Webb appears to have beaten out Kyle Lauletta for the No. 2 quarterback job, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: Webb was held out of Thursday's preseason finale against New England, allowing Lauletta to make the start and get all the playing time in the first half. The rookie fourth-round pick failed to make one last push for the No. 2 job, completing just eight of 19 passes for 118 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Aug 31, 2018 6:43 AM EST

Solid showing

Webb played the entire first half Friday night against the Lions, and completed 14-of-20 attempts for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: It was a strong showing in his battle to supplant rookie Kyle Lauletta, though Lauletta, a product of the current management regime, might still be the favorite for the role.

Aug 18, 2018 3:19 AM EST

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