The Cleveland Browns spent the offseason signing free agent quarterback Jason Campbell and claiming Brian Hoyer, among other moves, so people instantly began wondering what that meant for the future of current starter Brandon Weeden.
As far as offensive coordinator Norv Turner is concerned, Weedend is the starter.
“We’re getting Brandon ready to be the starter,” Turner told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Turner was asked whether or not Weeden could be replaced if he struggles early in the season in his new offense, but there was little doubt in his mind that Weeden has the chops to make it in the system.
“I don’t envision that happening because of the way he’s playing, but we’ve got to go play,” Turner said. “That’s a question more for [coach Rob Chudzinski] than for me, but I think everyone in that locker room understands that we’re committed to playing the guys that give us the best chance to win. Until a guy has started and played at a high level and won, there’s always going to be competition.”
Weeden had an interesting rookie campaign and he is not getting any younger, but it looks like the team believes in him and that he will be their quarterback for the foreseeable future.
As for Campbell and Hoyer in the back up competition, the loser of that battle could be cut before the season.