In a radio interview on Tuesday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace said he was willing to mentor and teach new starter Brandon Weeden the ways of the West Coast offense. It’s a far cry from last season, where Wallace seemed hesitant to help Colt McCoy, mostly because he figured he was in a true quarterback competition.
Now, with the notion that Weeden is going to be the starter, Wallace understands his role on the team and plans on helping the new quarterback any way he can.
“I know my job going into my 10th season of being in this offense is to prepare Brandon Weeden to get him right and make sure he’s ready to go for day one,” he said. “This is a different beast. This is a first-rounder that we drafted, 22nd overall and from a business standpoint you know and everybody else knows and outsiders know that this kid’s got to play. My job as a veteran guy is to make sure he’s ready to play.”
It’s unclear whether the Browns plan on keeping Wallace, and it’s impossible to begin contemplating whether this is a way to make it easier for the team to choose Wallace over McCoy as the backup to Weeden. But, if what Wallace says is sincere, the Browns could use someone with his experience to help mentor their new 28-year-old (hopeful) savior.