Further Evidence That You Should Just Get Used to Browns QB Brandon Weeden


It seems that Browns fans want to exhaust every possibility at quarterback before resigning themselves to the thought that Brandon Weeden might be under center for another season. With the current draft class looking particularly barren at quarterback (though the possibility for finding a diamond in the rough is always there), attention has been turned to possible free agents and trade targets.

Here are just a few names being thrown around: Alex Smith, Nick Foles, Matt Moore, Matt Flynn, Ryan Mallett and Joe Flacco. Of course, Flacco is a complete pipe dream, while Smith doesn’t exactly fit the Browns’ new offensive scheme. Foles and Mallet don’t seem to be going anywhere (the same goes for the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins). And Moore or Flynn? What exactly makes them better than Weeden right now?

It’s true that Weeden’s best friend could be a weak crop of quarterbacks, though the Browns are certainly doing their due diligence on the incoming draft class. It would be a surprise to not see them go after one in a later round as a developmental project, but that still pretty much guarantees that Weeden’s job is safe.

The chatter is that the front office is concerned with Weeden’s age, but that still doesn’t mean much right now. Unless the Browns are willing to give up some top picks, which they certainly can’t afford to do this year, they will be stuck with an option as unproven or unsatisfying as Weeden is in their eyes.

Joe Flacco isn’t coming to Cleveland. Prepare your mind for another season of Brandon Weeden, Browns fans.

Tags: Alex Smith Brandon Weeden Cleveland Browns Joe Flacco

  • jacob

    And rightfully so. Why change a qb just because you can? If there really isn’t another qb out there who is hands down better than Weeden then give him another year. Especially with a new system which is far more similar to the one he’s used to running. Personally I’m a Weeden supporter and thought he looked very good at times last year, so let’s just get behind a qb in Cleveland instead of trying to replace him.

  • mike

    Another year of Weeden is the only option at this point. But he still could use a GOOD veteran receiver like Wallace.

    • http://www.facebook.com/anne.dunn.144 Anne Dunn

      Haven’t you noticed that the Browns new management doesn’t seem to be too worried about getting in a new QB, even though they are clearly not convinced that old won’t learn the play book, won’t study film, can’t read defenses, and needs Offense for Dumbies, not to mention has lost the respect of “his” team will be the guy?

      Add to that the fact that, while the coaches have been in touch with both Weeden and McCoy by phone, they have only met with McCoy and did that in late January (news release from Berea). They have said their will be a real competition this year between the QBs who are here.

      It looks like they are comfortable with the idea that McCoy will probably win the job like he did last year. The more time that goes by without another QB coming in, the more likely it will be that McCoy will win the start.

      Unless Weeden sees a blinding light on the road to Cleveland and dramatically changes his work ethic and dedication to his job and his team mates, starting him would be coaching suicide, and there’s no reason to believe Norv or Chud want to dumb down their offense to complete predictability the way Shurmur did for Weeden.

      The new management is not desperate because they are comfortable with their options, not because they will start Weeden by default.

  • BigDawgy54

    The thought of another wasted year with Brandon Weeden sure takes the wind out of the sails. Holmgren and Heckert really screwed the pooch for us!
    I’d rather have a Matt Moore as an interim quarterback than continue with Weeden.