With the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns had drafted Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden.
Prior to the draft, many teams were concerned not only with Weeden’s age (28-years-old at the time), but also if he had enough talent to turn a team like the Cleveland Browns into a winning franchise.
Weeden eventually beat out Colt McCoy for the starting job and went on to play 15 games for the Browns in the 2012-13 season.
Since 2008, the Cleveland Browns have not won more than 5 games in a regular season and year 2012-13 wasn’t any different. The Browns finished the year with a 5-11 record, once again fourth in their division.
Brandon Weeden in his rookie year posted a mediocre 57% completion percentage, 3,385 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, 17 INTs and a 72.6 QB rating. There were some fantastic rookie QBs that dominated last season, such as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the Browns were looking for Weeden to do much more.
So now another off-season year begins in the NFL and the Cleveland Browns are yet again pondering about their team’s quarterback situation.
Rumors have already started to spread that the Browns are willing and open to trading Weeden if needed. On the flip side, there is also news that the Browns plan to keep both Weeden and McCoy for next year, which to us doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. More or less, this could get ugly.
In any case, are the Browns not willing to wait any longer to be a good team? We certainly think so especially because Browns’ head coach Rob Chudzinski made that perfectly clear when he stated the below:
“We’re looking to improve our team in any areas, by any means of doing that,” Chudzinski said.
Usually first-year NFL quarterbacks get a second chance; Brandon Weeden might not be so lucky.
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