Browns release QB Brandon Weeden
By Peter Smith
Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns have announced the release of quarterback Brandon Weeden. A move that was expected basically since the season ended, Weeden has been a disaster from start to finish. He was a 28 year old quarterback who was a project and while many in the local tried to spin his age as a benefit because he was mature, Weeden could not play dead.
From being sacked from the American flag, to his awful debut, Weeden never showed any hint of being able to play in the NFL. In a franchise that has had a history of disastrous picks, Weeden ranks pretty highly among them.
About the only thing anyone could say for Weeden is that he was good about taking criticism and more or less rolled with it, knowing it came with the territory.
It would not be a surprise if Weeden gets picked up for a camp tryout, but he was so bad, showed so little and is already at an age where his two years with the Browns may be the only team he ever plays for in his career. It would be a surprise if he is even makes a roster out of training camp. Along with Trent Richardson, the Browns have the 26th pick in this year’s draft and nothing else to show for the two first round picks they had in the first round of the 2012 draft. That first round was basically the bottom of a terrible, but profitable venture by Mike Holmgren as President of the team.