Brandon Weeden has announced that he would like to get out of Cleveland and have a fresh start with another team after all of the shakeups that have happened in Cleveland. Yesterday, Weeden saw another GM and CEO get fired and is on his third different head coach in just two years. Some have to wonder if this is a good idea for the Cleveland Browns to get rid of their number one draft pick from two years ago. Of course it is.
Weeden has shown over the past two seasons that he is not the guy for Cleveland. He has been benched, only to be starter again because of injury to his replacement. The last time Brandon Weeden started and the Browns got a win was December 9, 2012 when Pat Shurmur was still the head coach. The 2013-2014 season didn’t help Weeden’s stats either. Weeden only threw for 1,731 yards for 9 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and had 6 fumbles. Fans have had more embarrassment around the league because of Weeden than anything.
Could Weeden pan out somewhere else? The 30 year old has trouble in the pocket, needs to improve his decision making, and his vision isn’t up to NFL standards by any means. Weeden even had Josh Gordon the past two seasons and still was unable to be an effective passer. Not many teams are going to want to trade for Weeden, but a team may sign him if he is on free agency after the Browns cut him. Look for a team that has a weak quarterback situation to maybe pick up Weeden as a back up to a starter.