When the Cleveland Browns entered the offseason, there was hope from fans that the situation at quarterback would be figured out. Cleveland didn’t draft a young gun and they avoided adding a big name in free agency and as a result, ESPN Cleveland is reporting that there is no competition at Browns camp for the starting job.
Tony Grossi reports that Brandon Weeden has no competition for the starting gig and all the quarterbacks on roster are fighting for second place.
There is no quarterback competition at Browns camp. Check that – no competition for the starting job. I see Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer sharing time with the second team. I see nobody but Brandon Weeden playing with the first team. Weeden has looked exceptional now in the last three team practices open to media. Any strong-armed passer with some playing experience should excel in the touch football phase of an NFL offseason, and Weeden has done that
While Weeden seems to have no competition, Grossi points out that even though there is no pressure and no contact when he’s trying to throw, Weeden has demonstrated his arm strength and it’s been impressing Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski.
Grossi states that Weeden has been so impressive the new defensive coordinator Ray Horton went as far as to shout across the field in acknowledgment of what the quarterback was doing to his defensive secondary.
Weeden looking impressive is something Browns fans want to see. There have always been questions about the quarterback position dating all the way back to the lowly Tim Couch days of the franchise’s rebirth. Cleveland has been absent a star since coming back into the league and if Weeden can hold his own, the Browns might finally have the winning season they’ve been so desperate for.