Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns say Brandon Weeden may not get starting job back


It appears Brandon Weeden may have just joined the lengthy list of former Cleveland Brown starting quarterbacks.

While Weeden, who is injured, was taken out of the starting role and replaced by Brian Hoyer, head coach Rob Chudzinski suggested that Weeden isn’t a lock go get the job back when he returns:

Brandon Weeden will be out this week. Early indications are that it is not a long-term issue. Everything has been positive up to this point. He’ll follow up with a hand specialist tomorrow. We’ll see and get a better indication later on this week on where he is going forward and his status going forward. As you know, I have named (QB) Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback for this game this week. I mentioned before, I have the utmost confidence in all three of our guys.  Each one brings something different to the table. I feel like based on our current situation where we’re at offensively, as well as getting into the game planning for Minnesota, that Brian’s strengths are the best fit for this week and that he gives us the best chance for a win.”

There aren’t a ton of coaches who allow a player, especially a quarterback, to lose their starting job to injury but given Weeden’s continued sub-par performances, if Hoyer takes the role and runs, there’s really no reason for him to not keep the job.

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