Browns name Brandon Weedon as starter
Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski named Brandon Weeden as the Browns starting quarterback on Tuesday.
Weeden started 15 games in his rookie season, which was a tough one. However he had a strong training camp and has been impressive in the preseason. In two preseason games Wooden has completed 18 of 25 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns, according to the Associated Press. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell was also in the mix for the starting quarterback role, according to CBS Sports.
Weeden was relieved to hear the news that he won the starting quarterback role.
“It’s exciting” Weeden told the AP. “I feel like I worked my tail off during the spring, through OTAs and up until this point. It’s rewarding. Everyone in this locker room wants to be on this field and contribute to this team and win games. I still have a season to play. I’m not satisfied. I feel like I’ve got a lot of work to do and that’s my mindset moving forward.”
Chudzinski has been pleased with Weeden’s performance so far. He has been impressed with Weeden’s development as a passer and a team leader. While Weeden has been impressive so far, the Browns weren’t sure about him during the offseason. The AP reports that Browns CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi said that Weeden needed to prove himself worthy of being a starter.
Weeden has proven himself worthy and the Browns aren’t questioning him anymore.