Cleveland Browns Coach Pat Shurmur Names Brandon Weeden Starting QB

Cleveland Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden

By Dan Hanzus

Around The League

With a rookie quarterback set to turn 29 in October, the Cleveland Browns have no plans to take it slow with Brandon Weeden.

Proclaiming “there’s no looking back,” Browns Coach Pat Shurmur announced Monday that Weeden will be the team’s starting quarterback to begin the 2012 season, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

It’s an expected move for the Browns, who have high hopes for the player they selected 22nd overall in April’s NFL draft. Weeden will start behind center in the Browns’ first preseason game Friday against the Detroit Lions.

Weeden, who has been working with the first-team in training camp, replaces Colt McCoy, who went 6-15 as the Browns‘ starter over parts of the past two seasons.

“I haven’t taken any snaps with first group,” McCoy told Cabot. “I thought coming in it would be a competition.”




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