On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns organization once again showed signs of its instability when the announcement abruptly came down that both general manager Mike Lombardi and CEO Joe Banner would be leaving the organization, and Ray Farmer–the assistant GM–would be taking over the GM duties.
Now generally with movement like this, there are some serious ripple effects, and one effect regarding this particular situation may involve former first-round draft pick, Brandon Weeden, making his move away from the team as NFL.com’s Mike Silver points out that Weeden feels a change is indeed in order.
Mike Silver: Brandon Weeden wants out of Cleveland.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) February 12, 2014
Weeden was the 22nd overall draft pick of the Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys product was supposed to be one of the new faces of the franchise, along with their earlier pick in that round, RB Trent Richardson.
Well, since then, Richardson has moved on to the Indianapolis Colts via a trade, and now Weeden wants to follow suit, and not shockingly.
Things haven’t gone well for Weeden during his brief time in Cleveland. While throwing for 23 touchdowns, he’s also thrown 26 interceptions and has been continually benched in favor of a few other options under center.