The race for the Browns’ starting quarterback job hasn’t been fiercer in a while; Brandon Weeden and veteran Jason Campbell are both impressing the coaching staff so far. According to an article on ESPN.com,
Coach Rob Chudzinski wouldn’t commit Tuesday to naming a starting quarterback for Cleveland’s season opener, saying there remains a “close” battle…
Brandon Weeden is expected to be the starter, but he has to really show what he is capable of to the brand new front office staff of the Browns. It’s important to note that this office wasn’t the one who drafted Weeden, however they managed to get Campbell on the team, which shows thy have confidence in the backup.
Weeden has been practicing with the team’s starters and played pretty well in the Browns’ first preseason game against the Rams, completing 10 of 13 passes for 112 yards an a touchdown. Brandon Weeden truly feels as though he will be the one behind the center when the Cleveland Browns play their first regular season game against the Miami Dolphins on September 8th, and had this to say.
I’m confident that I’m going to be, but I’ve got to prove it to the other guys, the guys upstairs that I am the guy. The only way I can do that is play well and keep continuing to get better. … It’s a competitive sport. It’s a competitive position. And it being my second year, things didn’t go as well as obviously I wanted them to last year. That means I have to show these guys that I can play and show these guys that I can be the man.