Cleveland Browns not ready to name Brandon Weeden as starter
Brandon Weeden has certainly played like a No. 1 quarterback through the first two preseason games, throwing for 229 yards (18-for-25) and three touchdowns in two starts with the Browns.
First-year head coach Rob Chudzinski, however, is not ready to tab Weeden as the starting quarterback, per multiple reports. Weeden is competing for the job with journeyman Jason Campbell, who has completed 85.7 percent of his passes (18-for-21) with a touchdown and no interceptions in the preseason.
Weeden, 29, was a first-round pick by the Browns in 2012, but the regime that selected him — General Manager Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur — has since been replaced. He’s performed well in new coordinator Norv Turner’s vertical passing scheme, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt thus far. The 31-year-old Campbell started one game for the Bears last season.
Weeden struggled mightily as a rookie, throwing more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (14) while completing 57.4 percent of his passes, 27th in the NFL.