The Cleveland Browns struggled to start the season with Brandon Weeden running the offense, but since an injury to the thumb on his throwing hand opened the door for back up quarterback Brian Hoyer and the team has reached new heights with two straight wins to pull their record to 2-2.
Hoyer is once again slated as the starting quarterback for the team’s Week 5 game, but Weeden is not giving up hope that he can regain the starting job once he is healthy.
“That’s my mindset,” Weeden said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I can’t approach it any other way. If I did, I’d be doing a disservice to myself and doing a disservice to this offense. I’m going to work just as hard as I did in the off-season to win the job. I’m going to keep continuing to work just as hard now as I did week one and week two and go from there.”
Unfortunately for Weeden, it will be hard to get back in the starting line up if Hoyer continues to play as he has.
Hoyer has looked like a legitimate quarterback since taking over and he certainly has the Browns offense rolling better than the former first-round pick, so there would be no reason for the Browns to take a step back and ruin the chemistry that Hoyer has built with Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron.
Many thought that the Browns had packed it in when they traded away starting running back Trent Richardson, but Hoyer is showing that there is plenty of life left in the team and he is determined to keep them atop the AFC North.