Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski spoke at the NFL combine Friday and, as expected, did not want to name quarterback Brandon Weeden the starter just yet. In fact, according to Cleveland.com, he insinuated the team would be open to trade offers for either Weeden or backup quarterback Colt McCoy.
“We’re looking to improve our team in any areas, by any means of doing that,” said Chudzinski.
At the same time, though, Chudzinski said he was “excited” about what he saw from Weeden, but “tape tells a very small part of the story.” Naturally, he is going to wait to see Weeden on the field before making any rash decisions.
As for what specifically excites Chudzinski about Weeden, the coach had plenty to say in Mary Kay Cabot’s article.
“He has a really good arm, he can throw the ball, he can make all the throws that you need to throw, he has a good, calm poise and demeanor in the pocket. Again, he was up and down a little bit and during the season as any quarterback, especially a young quarterback is. You see some things that are there that get you excited about him.”
As we’ve said before, it’s very possible that the Browns will be stuck with Weeden this season, whether they like it or not. But in a brand-new offense led by a respected coach in Norv Turner, Weeden might have a rare do-over opportunity in his second year.